Lexis-Nexis Database Hacked, Customer Files Accessed
Choice Point is not alone. LexisNexis, through its parent company, Reed Elsevier, announced today that a database it acquired from Seisint has been hacked and up to 32,000 files with personal information have been breached.
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. Information accessed included names, addresses, Social Security and driver's license numbers, but not credit history, medical records or financial information, corporate parent Reed Elsevier Group PLC said in a statement.
Reed-Elsevier's statement is here.
The incidents arose from the misappropriation by third parties of IDs and passwords from legitimate customers. LexisNexis has notified law enforcement authorities and is proactively assisting in law enforcement investigations of these incidents.LexisNexis is also working with customers to enhance security procedures.
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