Shocking things about the ChoicePoint debacle

Friday, 6 May 2005, 2:14 AM EST

At first, the ChoicePoint security breach seemed not only ordinary but almost insignificant. Thousands of victims, compromised Social Security numbers, an arrest on charges of identity theft. Yada yada yada. But somewhere along the way, the ChoicePoint saga became the spark that caused an explosion.

Maybe it was the fact that this wasn't a hack. Personal information of nearly 145,000 people wasn't stolen from ChoicePoint. In fact, the company sold the information to inadequately vetted bogus businesses—this when the company itself helps other businesses verify creds.

By Sarah D. Scalet at CSO.

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