TSA Selects ID Experts for Comprehensive Data Breach Response Services

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TSA Selects ID Experts for Comprehensive Data Breach Response Services

TSA Contractor Used Social Security Numbers of TSA Employees to Create Fraudulent Accounts

BEAVERTON, Ore. – March 17, 2010– ID Experts®, the leader in comprehensive data breach solutions that deliver the most positive outcomes, today announced that the company has been selected by the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) to provide complete data breach response services for a malicious act that has resulted in dozens of identity theft incidents. A TSA contract worker who acquired sensitive personal information including names, Social Security Numbers and dates of birth of TSA employees perpetrated the data breach. ID Experts is providing a complete set of data breach response services including fully managed identity theft restoration for all impacted TSA employees.

"This recent fraudulent activity has put a significant number of TSA employees at risk for identity theft, requiring comprehensive services including complete identity theft monitoring, protection and resolution," commented Bob Gregg, CEO of ID Experts. "We are working through every issue to provide these victims with a positive outcome so they can get on with their lives."

ID Experts is delivering an extensive package of services including a call center and website for providing useful information on the incident, identity theft protection and monitoring services, as well as fully-managed identity theft restoration, as needed.

The TSA identity theft fraud began in November of 2008 and is alleged to have continued through 2009. The perpetrators were arraigned in December of 2009 on identity theft and larceny charges. To date, more than 16 of the affected individuals have already fallen victim to identity theft and fraud.

About ID Experts
ID Experts is the leader in comprehensive data breach solutions that deliver the most positive outcomes. The company has managed hundreds of data breach incidents, protecting millions of affected individuals, for leading healthcare organizations, corporations, financial institutions, universities and government agencies. In healthcare, the company contributes to relevant legislation and rules including HITECH and is a corporate member of HIMSS. ID Experts is active with organizations that advocate for privacy for Americans including ANSI/Identity Theft Prevention, Identity Management Standards Panel and the International Association of Privacy Professionals. For more information, visit http://www.idexpertscorp.com/.

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