LexisNexis, Investigative Professionals


Under Review: 
No Review
Date Breach Made Public: 
May 1, 2009
geo: 
Miamisburg , OH
United States
Records Breached: 

40,000

Breach Total Number: 
40 000
Source: 
Dataloss DB
Year of Breach: 
Type of organization: 
Type of breach: 

Companies Lexis Nexis and Investigative Professionals have notified up to 40,000 individuals whose sensitive and personally identifiable information may have been viewed by individuals who did not have legitimate access. The data breach is linked to a Nigerian scam artist who used the information to incur fraudulent charges on victims' credit cards. Of the 40,000 individuals whose information was accessed, up to 300 were compromised and used to obtain fraudulent credit cards. The private information viewed included names, dates of birth and possibly Social Security numbers.