Hackers broke into a health insurance database storing information for about 80 million people in an attack bound to stoke fears many Americans have about the privacy of their most sensitive information.
A spokesman for LexisNexis, one of the nation's largest collectors of information about people and businesses, says the FBI is investigating an "intrusion" targeting the company's data. LexisNexis spokesman Stephen Brown said outside forensic investors are also looking into the matter.
University of Georgia police say they've identified the person responsible for hacking into the school's computer system that contained records of current and former employees. He is a former student and was found dead during the course of the investigation.
Georgia Insurance Commissioner Ralph Hudgens has confirmed that 28,467 households in the state could be affected by an online security breach involving Nationwide Insurance Co. Nationwide and the insurance office have hotlines to field questions from anyone who might have been affected.
Global Payments Inc. discovered computer hackers may have broken into systems containing personal information about an unspecified number of merchants applying to have their sales processed in addition to stealing data from 1.5 million credit card accounts.