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Arrests in T-Mobile, Lexis-Nexis

The Washington Post reports on Computers Seized in Data-Theft Probe:

According to the teenage source, a police officer in Florida was among those who opened the infected e-mail message. Not long after his computer was infected with the keystroke-capturing virus, the officer logged on to his police department’s account at Accurint, a LexisNexis service provided by Florida-based subsidiary Seisint Inc., which sells access to consumer data. Other officers’ login information may have been similarly stolen, the law enforcement source said.

Nick Owen has some interesting comments about the economics in T-Mobile/Hilton follow up.