200M consumer records exposed in Experian security lapse
Source: CNET - Posted by Dave Wreski   
Hacks/Cracks Smooth words and a fake identity gave one man the power to compromise millions of private financial records belonging to US consumers. An ongoing investigation has revealed that a Vietnamese man posing as a private investigator was able to dupe Experian in to compromising data which could equate to millions of customer records. Last year, Krebs on Security published a story documenting the tale of 24-year-old Vietnamese national Hieu Minh Ngo, the founder of an online identity theft service. Phishing campaigns, breaking in to systems, keylogging software -- these are all ways to snatch someone's personal, financial data, but what if you can go to an agency source and simply buy the information you want instead?

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