Dominion Enterprises today announced that a computer server within InterActive Financial Marketing Group (IFMG), a division of Dominion Enterprises located in Richmond, Virginia, was hacked into and illegally accessed by an unknown and unauthorized third party between November 2007 and February 2008. Dominion Enterprises is a leading marketing services company serving the wide-ranging needs of many industries including real estate, apartments, specialty vehicles, employment, automotive and travel.
The data intrusion resulted in the potential exposure of personal information, including the names, addresses, birth dates, and social security numbers of 92,095 applicants who submitted credit applications to IFMG’s family of special finance Web sites.
Dominion Enterprises has alerted law enforcement and works with authorities on the criminal investigation into the security breach. With the help of experts in data and network security, the company has taken immediate steps to enhance the security of IFMG’s systems and to protect the personal information that applicants submit on IFMG Web sites.
Dominion Enterprises is mailing letters to the individuals whose personal information it can determine was illegally accessed. The company is offering one full year of free credit monitoring services to all affected parties, and has provided information about additional resources where consumers can learn how to help protect themselves from identity theft.
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