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Hackers crack major data firms, sell info to ID thieves, says report

Hackers crack major data firms, sell info to ID thieves, says report | information security | Scoop.it

A hacker run identity-theft service called SSNDOB -- as in Social Security Number and date of birth -- compromised servers at several major US data brokers, according to a report.

The affected data brokers included several large data brokers in the United States, including LexisNexis, Dun & Bradstreet, and Kroll Background America.

 

LexisNexis maintains one of the world's biggest electronic databases for legal and public-records related information; Dun & Bradstreet licenses info on businesses for use in credit decisions; and Kroll -- now a part of HireRight -- provides services related to employment background, drug, and health screenings.

 

"All three victim companies said they are working with federal authorities and third-party forensics firms in the early stages of determining how far the breaches extend, and whether indeed any sensitive information was accessed and exfiltrated from their networks," according to Brian Krebs, who writes a security blog.

 

Krebs, who got his hands on a copy of SSNDOB's database, reported that a closer examination of it indicates that since SSNDOB came on the scene early last year, the service has sold more than 1.02 million unique SSNs and nearly 3.1 million date of birth records to buyers in the crimeworld.


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Eric Christenson's curator insight, September 29, 2013 1:00 AM

t really news here..

 

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Hackers crack major data firms, sell info to ID thieves, says report

Hackers crack major data firms, sell info to ID thieves, says report | information security | Scoop.it

A hacker run identity-theft service called SSNDOB -- as in Social Security Number and date of birth -- compromised servers at several major US data brokers, according to a report.

The affected data brokers included several large data brokers in the United States, including LexisNexis, Dun & Bradstreet, and Kroll Background America.

 

LexisNexis maintains one of the world's biggest electronic databases for legal and public-records related information; Dun & Bradstreet licenses info on businesses for use in credit decisions; and Kroll -- now a part of HireRight -- provides services related to employment background, drug, and health screenings.

 

"All three victim companies said they are working with federal authorities and third-party forensics firms in the early stages of determining how far the breaches extend, and whether indeed any sensitive information was accessed and exfiltrated from their networks," according to Brian Krebs, who writes a security blog.

 

Krebs, who got his hands on a copy of SSNDOB's database, reported that a closer examination of it indicates that since SSNDOB came on the scene early last year, the service has sold more than 1.02 million unique SSNs and nearly 3.1 million date of birth records to buyers in the crimeworld.


Via Jeff Morris
Eric Christenson's insight:

t really news here..

 

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