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U.S. states probing security breach at Experian unit

Retired Webrooter
Retired Webrooter

Re: Victims of Experian Data Breach Not Notified Because the Company Can’t Identity Them

Agreed that is disturbing.  They seem like the Keystone Cops at this point.

Sr. Community Expert Advisor

Fact-Checking Experian’s Talking Points

 

In the wake of long-overdue media attention to revelations that a business unit of credit bureau Experian sold consumer personal data directly to an online service that catered to identity thieves, Experian is rightfully trying to explain its side of the story by releasing a series of talking points. This blog post is an attempt to add more context and fact-checking to those talking points.

Experian has posted several articles on its Web properties that lament the existence of “inaccurate information about Experian circulating in news outlets and other Web sites.”

“It’s no surprise that cybercrime and data breaches are hot topics for media and bloggers these days,” wrote Gerry Tschopp, senior vice president of public affairs at Experian. “Unfortunately, because of all the attention paid to these topics, we’ve seen some inaccurate information about Experian circulating in news outlets and other Web sites. I want to take a moment to clarify the facts and events.”

 I’ve read this clarification closely, and it seems that Experian’s latest talking points deserve some clarification and fact-checking of their own.

 Fact-Checking Experian’s Talking Points — Krebs on Security