Wednesday, April 13, 2005

Boston.com / Business / Technology / Concerns over ID theft mount

Boston.com / Business / Technology / Concerns over ID theft mount: "Identity theft concerns mounted yesterday as LexisNexis said a security breach at one of its subsidiaries may have been 10 times more severe than an earlier estimate, and GM MasterCard rushed to replace the credit cards of customers affected by a breach at an unidentified national retailer.
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Massachusetts Attorney General Thomas F. Reilly issued a statement saying he is investigating the LexisNexis breach and called for more regulation of data-mining companies.
''The majority of people are probably not even aware that these companies exist, yet they are collecting personal and financial information -- everything from your Social Security number to where you shop -- without you knowing it," he said."
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