Identity theft

Is it just me, or does this article in the most recent Vanity Fair provide the common thread that connects the recent identity theft hacks? (Vanity Fair link via Ernie.)


  • Hank Asher founded DBT, which was later absorbed by Choicepoint.

  • Hank Asher then founded Seisint, which was later bought by LexisNexis.

Odd coincidence, that.

And John Robb asks the right question: “Where is this data flowing?”

Think I’ll go read Cryptonomicon again and start worrying…

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