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03/09/2005 Archived Entry: "LexisNexis hacked"
YES, AND ONLY "EXPERTS" SHOULD BE TRUSTED WITH DATA.
Like ChoicePoint, Seisint maintains a massive database of public and private information on individuals, including Social Security numbers, credit histories and criminal records. Seisint made the news in recent years as the data source behind the "Multistate Anti-Terrorism Information Exchange," or MATRIX, system, a program to bring together criminal and public records from participating U.S. states.
Bill Shrewsbury, a vice president at Seisint, said that identity thieves used a different approach to breach the company's database than what was used to get ChoicePoint's data, but declined to elaborate.
This latest data-abuse story from PT.
Hang 'em all. And hang the bastards high. ChoicePoint, LexisNexis, MATRIX, Echelon, and every other data grabber, public and private.
Posted by Claire @ 04:02 PM CST