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LifeLock fraud alerts barred by Experian settlement

Patrick O’Grady reports: LifeLock Inc. and Experian Information Solutions Inc. have settled their lawsuit, and the agreement permanently blocks the original process LifeLock used to protect its clients. The settlement, submitted to U.S. District Court Judge Andrew Guilford earlier this week, was sealed except for the portions about the identity theft protection company being...

Lifelock loses another round in court

Experian has issued a press release indicating that a federal court in California has denied LifeLock’s request to reconsider a ruling which found that LifeLock’s practice of setting 90-day fraud alerts on Experian and other credit bureaus was unlawful: Experian® today announced that a federal court in California denied a motion by LifeLock Inc....

Unauthorized access of Experian’s database triggers report

LexisNexis isn’t the only big databaser reporting problems recently. On June 26, credit reporting firm Experian notified the Maryland Attorney General’s Office that unknown individuals managed to successfully authenticate their identity and access consumers’ reports. Twenty Maryland residents were being notified. The total number of consumers whose reports were accessed was not indicated. Experian...

A few more breaches that didn’t make the news

Thanks to those states who post notifications online…. TravelCLICK, Inc. reported (pdf) that customers who used their web site to book hotel reservations may have had their data accessed by unauthorized others during the period February to March of this year. Reservation data included names, full credit card numbers, expiration date, but no CVV...