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Sep/13

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ID Theft service had access to 3 giant data brokers

Krebs on Security discovered that a major identity theft service populated its databases by raiding the vaults of three of the biggest personal information brokers, including LexisNexis, Dun & Bradstreet, and Kroll Background which does employment background, drug, and health screening.

This is very bad news. The stolen data includes SSN, birthdays, and the answers to almost any security question your bank or other sensitive website might ask.

This is further evidence of my thesis that: if the data exists, it will eventually get out.

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1 comment

  • Jim McFarlin · September 25, 2013 at 9:29 pm

    Perhaps the tip of he iceberg?

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