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04/12/2005 Archived Entry: "Lexis Nexis hack 10x worse than first admitted"
OH, THOSE HELPFUL LITTLE IDENTITY SELLERS ARE AT IT AGAIN.
Data broker LexisNexis said Tuesday that personal information may have been stolen on 310,000 U.S. citizens--nearly 10 times the number found in a data breach announced last month.
An investigation by the firm's Anglo-Dutch parent Reed Elsevier determined that its databases had been fraudulently breached 59 times using stolen passwords, leading to the possible theft of personal information such as addresses and Social Security numbers.
LexisNexis, which said in March that 32,000 people had been potentially affected by the breaches, will notify an additional 278,000 individuals whose data may have been stolen.
The story is here.
Posted by Claire @ 09:04 AM CST