Vietnamese criminals posing as a U.S.-based private investigator successfully tricked Experian into selling them social security and driver's license numbers, bank account and credit card data and birthdates. The attackers then resold this data, which included information on hundreds of thousands -- if not millions -- of Americans via underground cybercrime sites, including Superget.info.

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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