LexisNexis, Sprechman & Associates


Under Review: 
No Review
Date Breach Made Public: 
February 22, 2013
geo: 
Miami , FL
United States
Records Breached: 

20,000

Breach Total Number: 
20 000
Source: 
Databreaches.net
Year of Breach: 
Type of organization: 
Type of breach: 

LexisNexis informed Sprechman & Associates that the unusual, excessive activity of an associate caused them to eliminate that associate's access to LexisNexis' database.  The associate was later found to have misused Social Security numbers in order to file over 11 million dollars in fraudulent tax refund claims. The dishonest associate was not immediately fired from Sprechman & Associates and was terminated in July 2012 when law enforcement used a warrant to search his home and office computers.