Data Theft From Sentry Insurance Compromises Information on 112,000 Customers

A recent [tag]theft of data[/tag] involving over 112,000 customers at Sentry Insurance is currently being investigated by the U.S. [tag]Secret Service[/tag]. The thief was a “lead programmer” with a computer consulting company hired by Sentry. In carrying out his job duties, he had access to the information on customers. He has been arrested, and faces felony charges in federal court.

The company is aware that the personal information of 72 customers with workers compensation claims has been sold on the internet. The additional 112,198 claimants involved in the theft do not appear to have had their information sold. The information being sold includes names and Social Security numbers.