Tuesday, February 22, 2005

The Seattle Times: Business & Technology: ID security breach may affect people in every state, firm says

The Seattle Times: Business & Technology: ID security breach may affect people in every state, firm says: "ChoicePoint, under fire for being duped into allowing criminals to access its massive database of personal information, said yesterday that consumers in all 50 states, the District of Columbia and three U.S. territories may have been affected by the breach of the company's credentialing process.
The data warehouser also announced plans to rescreen 17,000 business customers to make sure they are legitimate.
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Formed in 1997 as a spinoff of credit-reporting agency Equifax, ChoicePoint has 19 billion public records in its database at its suburban Atlanta headquarters, including motor-vehicle registrations, license and deed transfers, military records, names, addresses and Social Security numbers."
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