April 8, 2011 – If you thought that events like the Epsilon breach couldn’t happen here in our sleepy little industry, Wednesday’s news should be a wakeup call.

IDG News online reported Wednesday that hackers have broken into The Hartford insurance company and installed password-stealing programs on several of the company's Windows servers. Although the extent of the damage is said to be minimal, it has prompted The Hartford to launch a complete review of its security procedures, according to documents released in connection with the event that were posted earlier this week to the website of the Office of the New Hampshire Attorney General. (Editor’s note: INN has contacted The Hartford regarding this situation — read what they had to say here.)

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