Findlaw reports that publisher and data broker Reed Elsevier Group has admitted that up to 10 times as many people as originally thought may have had their profiles stolen from one of its US databases. The company had previously said that intruders may have accessed personal details of 32,000 people via a breach of the LexisNexis-owned legal and business information service Seisint. It now says that figure is closer to 310,000 people. This breach, discovered during internal checking procedures of customers' accounts, is being investigated by US law enforcement authorities. Information accessed included names, addresses, Social Security and driver licence numbers, but not credit history, medical records or financial information, the Anglo-Dutch group said in a statement to the London Stock Exchange.
have customers in mind, or information thieves?
Theft of identity here, here and here
Changing identities here