Law firm’s credentials misused to access Experian database
Experian has a lot of clients and sometimes those clients’ login credentials fall into the wrong hands. That appears to be the case again.
Experian notified the New Hampshire Attorney General’s Office on December 22nd that someone using the access login credentials of the law firm of Samuels, Green, and Steel, LLP had accessed an unspecified number consumer credit reports. Those reports typically contain more than enough personal information to commit identity fraud.
Experian has detected a number of these types of situations. In this case, the notification letter does not provide any information as to when the access occurred or how long it took before it was detected. As in other cases, Experian reports that law enforcement has been contacted to investigate and that Experian is working with its client to investigate the breach.