LexisNexis: Up to 310,000 IDs Stolen

LexisNexis data on 310,000 people feared stolen – Computerworld
Data broker LexisNexis Group said today that personal information may have been stolen on 310,000 U.S. citizens, or nearly 10 times the number found in a data breach announced last month.

An investigation by the firm’s Anglo-Dutch parent, Reed Elsevier Group PLC, determined that its databases had been fraudulently breached 59 times using stolen passwords, leading to the possible theft of personal information such as addresses and Social Security numbers.