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GettysbergII Donating Member (664 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-10-05 03:06 AM
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LexisNexis, (owner of Seisint and MATRIX) has database hacked into
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This is the third major government/corporate data mining company, closely connected to the CIA and vote fraud, that has announced in the last month that it has had its records compromised. Wonder what the odds of that are. So far the media is just playing it as identity theft stories and mentioning "Nigerians" as the likely suspects. The other two are Choicepoint and SAIC and the three together are like peas in a pod. Choicepoint and SAIC have a strategic partnership on the datamining. LexisNexis recently bought out Seisint which was formed by Hank Archer, the drug running founder of Choicepoint/Database Technologies and the creator of MATRIX, which combines instant datamining access to corporate and government databases for law enforcement organizations.

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Identity thieves have penetrated another company that collects and sells personal information on millions of U.S. consumers, the latest in a series of breaches that is throwing a spotlight on the practices and safeguards of a booming data-collection industry.

LexisNexis, a worldwide provider of legal and business data, announced yesterday that information about 32,000 consumers was fraudulently gathered in a series of incidents. The data include names, addresses, Social Security and driver's license numbers.

The breaches occurred at the company's recently acquired Seisint Inc. subsidiary, a Florida firm that sells data amassed from extensive public records searches to law enforcement agencies, businesses, private investigators and others.


LexisNexis Group acquired Seisint last summer for $775 million in cash. At the time, Seisint was best known as the company behind a counter-terrorism supercomputer called the Matrix, which enabled law enforcement and intelligence authorities to blend investigative files with billions of public records.

In buying Seisint last summer, LexisNexis aimed to compete more aggressively with ChoicePoint for lucrative homeland security and law enforcement contracts. Seisint's main product is Accurint, a service that markets the possibility of giving police, private investigators, lawyers and others access into every corner of society.

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