Wednesday, March 09, 2005

Consumer Data Stolen from Reed Elsevier U.S. Unit

A Reuters story in the Washington Post indicates that ChoicePoint has company.

"Hackers have gained access to sensitive personal information of about 32,000 U.S. citizens on databases owned by publisher Reed Elsevier, the second company to reveal a major breach in the past month. Anglo-Dutch Reed Elsevier said the breach at its Seisint unit was found after a customer's billing complaint in the last week led to the discovery that an identity and password had been misappropriated. The information accessed included names, addresses, social security and driver's license numbers, but not credit history, medical records or financial information."



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