Three Of The Biggest Credit Reporting Agencies Acknowledge Data Breaches

Posted March 13, 2013 by TeamSHATTER Admin in Attack Vectors, Data Breach, Database Security, Hacker News with 0 comments

The three biggest credit reporting agencies in the U.S. each have reportedly acknowledged intrusions into their systems following the revelation of personal data, including financial information, of celebrities and prominent figures on a website this week.

Executives at Equifax, Trans Union and Experian acknowledged the breach to Bloomberg in a report published Tuesday. Tim Klein, a spokesman for Equifax, told the news agency that a hacker gained “fraudulent and unauthorized access” to at least four consumer credit reports at the credit reporting agency. Credit reports and sensitive data on Paris Hilton, First Lady Michelle Obama, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and FBI director Robert Mueller appeared this week on a website called Exposed.

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