Personal information of 310,000 US citizens stolen on Lexis Nexis

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Personal information of 310,000 US citizens stolen on Lexis Nexis

Data broker LexisNexis said on Tuesday that personal information on 310,000 US citizens may have been stolen from its computer systems, 10 times more than its initial estimate last month.

An investigation by LexisNexis – owned by Anglo-Dutch publisher Reed Elsevier – 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. LexisNexis, which said in March that 32,000 people had been potentially affected by the breaches, will notify an additional 278,000 individuals whose data may have been stolen.

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