[ISN] Firm Hired After Security Breach Faces State Probe

From: InfoSec News <alerts_at_private>
Date: Mon, 25 Aug 2008 04:17:13 -0500 (CDT)

Courant Staff Writer
August 22, 2008

Gov. M. Jodi Rell said Thursday that she wants an investigation into a 
company the state hired to offer credit monitoring to people affected by 
a security breach involving a stolen Department of Revenue Services 
laptop computer.

The laptop contained Social Security numbers and bank account 
information for thousands of state residents.

State officials hired Debix Identity Protection Network last year after 
the laptop was stolen from an employee's car in August 2007.

As part of its contract, Debix, based in Austin, Texas, agreed to 
monitor the credit reports of 53,000 people through the three major 
credit bureaus.

The state received complaints after those people received letters from 
Experian, one of the three credit bureaus, asking for confidential 
information in order to continue the monitoring, Rell said.


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