Please be advised that the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) Security Team has notified the Maryland Insurance Administration (Administration) of an email phishing event.
The Administration was informed that a phishing attack on producers had occurred on or about September 3, 2019. A sample of the email is provided below.
The NAIC has received several calls and emails from producers indicating that emails have been received with the following variants:
- The email presents itself as from firstname.lastname@example.org versus a gmail account. This is not a valid NAIC address.
- While the NAIC believes that the initial email phishing event occurred in Wisconsin, it has spread to other states (Illinois, Minnesota, Washington).
- The email content has been slightly modified from the original (attached) version.
At this time, the Administration is providing this information to all resident and non-resident Maryland producers in case the issue expands to your state.
If you receive an email with National Association of Insurance Commissioners as the subject line and the email contains a link, this is a phishing email. Click HERE to see example.
Questions may be directed to Erica Bailey at (410) 468-2113 or William Donahue at (410) 468-2347.