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4/12/2005
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Not Again! Personal Data Compromised

Here's hoping that you don't hear from LexisNexis soon. If so, it's likely to be bad news.

Here's hoping that you don't hear from LexisNexis soon. If so, it's likely to be bad news.Reed Elsevier Group PLC, the owner of legal and business information provider LexisNexis, said Tuesday that more than 300,000 people--10 times higher than an original estimate--may have had their profiles stolen from one of its databases.

According to an AP report, the breach was unveiled during internal checking procedures of customers' accounts. U.S. law-enforcement authorities are investigating.

The company, in a statement, said that in addition to the 30,000 individuals already notified, LexisNexis has begun notifying approximately 280,000 additional individuals whose information may have been acquired during these recently identified incidents.

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