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LexisNexis warns of breach after alleged mafia bust




LexisNexis warns of breach after alleged mafia bust
LexisNexis warns of breach after alleged mafia bust



http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9135479/LexisNexis_warns_of_breach_after_alleged_mafia_bust 

By Robert McMillan
IDG News Service
July 13, 2009

Information broker LexisNexis has warned more than 13,000 consumers, 
saying that a Florida man who is facing charges in an alleged mafia 
racketeering conspiracy may have accessed some of the same sensitive 
consumer databases that were once used to track terrorists.

Lee Klein, 39, of Boynton Beach, Fla., was charged by the U.S. 
Department of Justice (DOJ) in May following an undercover sting 
operation that netted 11 suspects from an alleged South Florida crew of 
the Bonanno crime family.

On Friday, the office of the New Hampshire Attorney General posted a 
letter that LexisNexis sent out to consumers last month, warning that 
Klein may have used his access to LexisNexis' Seisint databases "in 
order to perpetrate certain crimes."

LexisNexis has had problems with credit card fraudsters using its 
database in the past, but Klein's alleged crimes are different.

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