Jump to content


 


Register a free account to unlock additional features at BleepingComputer.com
Welcome to BleepingComputer, a free community where people like yourself come together to discuss and learn how to use their computers. Using the site is easy and fun. As a guest, you can browse and view the various discussions in the forums, but can not create a new topic or reply to an existing one unless you are logged in. Other benefits of registering an account are subscribing to topics and forums, creating a blog, and having no ads shown anywhere on the site.


Click here to Register a free account now! or read our Welcome Guide to learn how to use this site.

Photo

Lexis Nexis security breach - Impacts 32,000 US citizens


  • Please log in to reply
No replies to this topic

#1 harrywaldron

harrywaldron

    Security Reporter


  • Members
  • 509 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Roanoke, Virginia
  • Local time:09:59 AM

Posted 13 March 2005 - 08:36 AM

Similar to the Choicepoint.com data theft last month, Lexis Nexis is an information management company that experienced a recent security breach. This second major incident impacts 32,000 US citizens, as highly sensitive and entrusted personal information was obtained by hackers.

Lexis Nexis security breach - Impacts 32,000 US citizens
http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,149872,00.html
http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2005/03/10/...ain679237.shtml
http://www.wistv.com/Global/story.asp?S=3059708
http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/busi...weblexis09.html

NEW YORK — Using misappropriated passwords and identifications from legitimate customers, intruders got access to personal information on as many as 32,000 U.S. citizens in a database owned by Lexis-Nexis, the company's corporate parent said today.

U.S. federal and company investigators were looking into the breach at Seisint, which was recently acquired by Lexis Nexis and includes millions of personal files for use by such customers as police and legal professionals. And the FBI and the Secret Service are both investigating the breach.

Information accessed included names, addresses, Social Security and driver's licence numbers, but not credit history, medical records or financial information, corporate parent Reed Elsevier Group PLC said in a statement.



BC AdBot (Login to Remove)

 





0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users