The Nebraska department put out a consumer alert in July, after it heard of malefactors making “numerous attempts” to get into annuity contracts owned by Nebraska residents.
Since then, the department “has learned that several of these attempts have been made on policies held by individuals across the country,” officials say.
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The attacks involved had the annuity contract numbers as well as the holders’ Social Security numbers and dates of birth.
Insurers and insurance regulators have worked to improve data security in recent months.