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 is offering those affected free services.
The incident was Experian’s third breach this year. On April 27, Experian also notified the Maryland Attorney General’s Office that unknown person or persons had been able to authenticate and access consumer credit reports.
In February, Experian reported (pdf) that a client, Newburyport Capital, had accessed consumer information without authorization. Experian was notifying those affected and had suspended Newburyport Capital’s access.