Traditionally, ChoicePoint provided motor vehicle reports, claims histories, and similar data to the automobile insurance industry; in recent years, it broadened its customer base to include general business and government agencies. Today, it also offers data for volunteer and job-applicant screening and data to assist in the location of missing children. In the fall ofChoicePoint was the victim of a fraudulent spoofing attack in which unauthorized individuals posed as legitimate customers and obtained personal data on more thanindividuals. These criminals were able to pass our customer authentication due diligence processes by using stolen identities to create and produce the documents needed to appear legitimate.
Nov 14 Home Depot: Home Depot said yesterday that the hackers who stole 56 million customer credit and debit card accounts also made off with 53 million customer email addresses. Home Depot stressed that the files containing the stolen email addresses did not contain passwords, payment card information or other sensitive personal information.
Home Depot said the crooks initially broke in using credentials stolen from a third-party vendor. Recall that the Target breach also started with a hacked vendor — a heating and air conditioning company in Pennsylvania that was relieved of remote-access credentials after someone inside the company opened a virus-laden email attachment.
Target also came out in the days after the breach became public and revealed that the attackers had stolen more than 70 million customer email addresses. News of the Home Depot breach broke on this blog on Sept.
That same carding shop was also the tip-off for the breach at Targetwhich came only after Rescator and his band of thieves pushed millions of cards stolen from Target shoppers onto the black market.ChoicePoint Inc., which sells such data to government agencies and a variety of companies, acknowledged Tuesday that several hackers broke into its computer database and .
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The same miscreants responsible for breaking into the networks of America’s top consumer and business data brokers appear to have also infiltrated and stolen huge amounts of data from the. Employment credit reports do not include credit scores.
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ChoicePoint (previous NYSE ticker symbol CPS) was a data aggregation company based in Alpharetta, near Atlanta, Georgia, United States, that acted as a private intelligence service to government and industry.