LexisNexis


Under Review: 
No Review
Date Breach Made Public: 
March 10, 2005
geo: 
Dayton , OH
United States
Records Breached: 

310000

Breach Total Number: 
310 000
Source: 
Dataloss DB
Year of Breach: 
Type of organization: 
Type of breach: 

Unauthorized individuals used IDs and passwords of legitimate customers to obtain consumers' Social Security numbers, driver's license numbers, and names and addresses. Most of the breaches were at the company's subsidiary Seisint Inc., based in Florida.

UPDATE (4/12/05) An internal investigation at LexisNexis has uncovered evidence that an additional 280,000 records may have been involved in this breach, increasing the total from 30,000 to 310,000.

UPDATE (06/30/06): Five men were arrested in connection with this breach.