The Mafia and Identity Theft

LexisNexis has warned warned 13,329 consumers that their data may have been compromised.  The data was in the sensitive Seisint databases that were once used to track terrorists.

The data was breached by Lee Klein of Boynton Beach, Florida.  Lee is part of the Bonanno crime family in Florida.  The Bonanno family used the information for a fake check-cashing operation, potential extortion or assault targets, and to find individuals suspected of being involved with law enforcement.

It appears LexisNexis sold Lee access to the databases. [Full story]