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Snowy
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reply to dave

Re: Personal info of 1m compromised in Nationwide breach

said by dave:

Depends how they stole it, I supposed. If they got the database files, sure - encryption would protect it. But if they cracked someone's account and then executed a "legitimate" database listing program, it might obligingly list the plaintext data.

Judging by the timeline of illegal access to discovery (less than 1 day) the hacker wouldn't have had time to have converted up to a million records to plain text but instead just moved a plain text database offsite.