Credit agency suffers 'misappropriation' of 2.3 million consumer records
Former employee of Fidelity National Information Services subsidiary sells a data broker records containing info on 2.2 million bank accounts, 990,000 credit cards.
The former employee allegedly sold 2.3 million consumer records to a data broker who, in turn, sold the information to various marketing organizations. The records contained information on 2.2 million bank accounts and 990,000 credit card accounts, according to FIS.
"We have no reason to believe that the theft resulted in any subsequent fraudulent activity or financial damage to the consumer, and we are taking the necessary steps to see that any further use of the data stops," Certegy President Renz Nichols said in a statement.
As a precaution against identity theft, Certegy has notified major credit agencies and plans to soon notify all consumers affected by the data breach.