Experian Sold Data To Vietnamese ID Theft Ring
Fake private investigation firm tricked data broker into divulging numerous Americans' names, social security numbers, birthdates and bank account numbers.
The attackers obtained at least some of the information they resold from a data aggregator known as Court Ventures, security reporter Brian Krebs first reported Sunday. Court Ventures, which was founded in 2001, described itself as a firm that "aggregates, repackages and distributes public record data, obtained from over 1,400 state and county sources." It was purchased in March 2012 by Experian, one the country's three biggest credit bureaus. Read full story on InformationWeek
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