“We know that there is a national number that is much larger than that,” said Lt. Paul Denny of the [Los Angeles County] sheriff’s department. “We’ve used the number 400,000, but we’re speculating at this point.”
Executives at ChoicePoint, which maintains one of the largest databases of personal information in the country, acknowledged Wednesday that the number of potential victims is much larger than first thought. But they also suggested the actual number is lower than the law enforcement estimate.
The company said in a statement that “additional disclosures will be forthcoming to approximately 110,000 consumers outside of California whose information also may have been accessed.”
Lee said finding the criminals is complicated because ChoicePoint could not in all cases track the data requests to the accounts making the request.
I hope Richard, at TaoSecurity, takes Choicepoint to IDS kindergarden.