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Identity Crisis / ChoicePoint Case / Hilton #781007

CNN Evening News for Tuesday, Feb 22, 2005
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(Studio: Aaron Brown) Report introduced.

(New York: Gerri Willis) The enormous scam to steal personal information examined; details given about the data brokering ChoicePoint company, which shared personal consumer information with thieves. [Scam victim Elizabeth ROSEN†- recalls getting a letter from ChoicePoint; states ChoicePoint gave us away.] [George Washington University Daniel SOLOVE†- talks about ChoicePoint's information about every American citizen.] The records ChoicePoint has in its data base outlined on screen. [ChoicePoint CEO Derek SMITH††- makes statement.]

(Studio: Aaron Brown) Report introduced.

(Atlanta: Daniel Sieberg) How socialite Paris Hilton became a victim of information thieves when her cell phone was compromised featured; details given about social engineering by which hackers go after people like Hilton. [Inphonic CEO David STEINBERG†- points out phones are little laptop computers & people leave their devices somewhere.] [Security expert Kevin MITNICK†- comments on the "social engineers."]

Brown, Aaron;
Willis, Gerri;
Sieberg, Daniel

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