Related News: Experian Sold Consumer Data to ID Theft Service

One new article link has been added to our Related News page. Krebs on Security published an article titled Experian Sold Consumer Data to ID Theft Service.

In March 2012, Court Ventures was purchased by Costa Mesa, Calif.-based Experian, one of the three major consumer credit bureaus. According to Martin, the proprietors of Superget.info had gained access to Experian’s databases by posing as a U.S.-based private investigator. In reality, Martin said, the individuals apparently responsible for running Superget.info were based in Vietnam.

Source: Krebs on Security

Related News: Celebrity credit reports posted by ID thieves taken from free website

One new article link has been added to our Related News page. Ars Technica published an article titled Celebrity credit reports posted by ID thieves taken from free website.

Statements issued by the other two credit agencies, TransUnion and Experian, reported similar compromises. TransUnion said perpetrators used “considerable amounts of information about the victims, including Social Security numbers and other sensitive, personal identifying information that enabled them to successfully impersonate the victims over the Internet in order to illegally and fraudulently access their credit reports.” For its part, Experian said “criminals accessed personal credential information through various outside sources, which provided them with sufficient information to illegally access a limited number of individual reports from some US credit reporting agencies.” Neither agency said how many individuals were compromised or confirmed that they were the same celebrities and political figures whose details were aired on the exposed.su.

Source: Ars Technica