Cybercrime Ring Hacks Lexis-Nexis

If you thought hacking season was over, think again. A spokesperson for the FBI confirmed Wednesday night that an investigation has been launched into potentially massive security breaches of three U.S. data companies, one of them, Lexis-Nexis. News of the hacks was broken earlier in the week by security blogger Brian Krebs on his website, krebsonsecurity. The multi-faceted attack was allegedly carried out by a cybercrime drug ring that stole Social Security numbers, birthdays, and other private information to later sell for profit. According to Krebs, the attackers may have had access to servers at Lexis-Nexis and elsewhere for up to six months.