Lender's Maryland Customer Information Compromised

State records show the personal information of about 56,000 people in Maryland was compromised by former employees of Charlotte, N.C-based Lending Tree.

The Baltimore Sun reports the security breach was disclosed by the company in an April 17 letter to the Maryland attorney general's office. An internal investigation revealed the former employees supplied passwords for company databases containing customer information to three mortgage brokers in California.

According to the letter, the brokerages used the information to market loans to Lending Tree customers. The information included names, Social Security numbers and dates of birth.

Lending Tree says in the letter the Maryland customers have been sent letters about the security breach.

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  • by Rick Location: Washington on Apr 30, 2008 at 07:45 AM
    We can only hope those responsible are federally prosecuted and caged for a good bit as a warning to others. I believe we are far too soft on heinous white collar criminals that steal just for greed.

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