Dominion Enterprises Discloses Data Breach in Business Division

August 18, 2008

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.

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 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.

"We deeply regret this incident and apologize for the concern and inconvenience it has caused," said Dominion Enterprises President and CEO Conrad M. Hall. "We are committed to helping those who were affected and strongly encourage them to sign up for the complimentary credit monitoring and to take the action steps outlined in our letter."

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.

Further, Dominion Enterprises has alerted law enforcement and will work with authorities on the criminal investigation into the security breach.

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