|"Better Call Saul!"|
It seems that Lexis wasn't just having a problem with this issue, but according to KrebsOnSecurity, was hacked by a serious cyber criminal organization, along with Dun & Bradstreet, and Kroll Background America, Inc., where millions of social security numbers and business information were stolen and sold. The KrebsOnSecurity report, based on a seven month long investigation, reports that the Lexis breach seems to have been one where someone on the inside installed a program called NBC.exe in order to gain access to the system and download the personal data.
Perhaps the most alarming thing that Krebs' reports is that there are over a thousand "customers" (AKA, Bad Guys) going through the hacked data:
The database shows that the site’s 1,300 customers have spent hundreds of thousands of dollars looking up SSNs, birthdays, drivers license records, and obtaining unauthorized credit and background reports on more than four million Americans.Seems that Walter White wasn't the only one having a bad year. But, remember, you may be entitled to damages, so you better call Saul... er, Watts Guerra.