Acxiom data intercepted by hacker

In 2003, Acxiom announced that law enforcement officials had notified the company that it had been hacked, and that the attacker had intercepted information in transit between the company and some of its clients via a File Transfer Protocol (FTP) server located outside the company's firewall. The hacker, later identified as Daniel Baas and prosecuted, had access to passwords and data files belonging to Acxiom customers for two years, from January 2001 to January 2003.

tags: Acxiom, data brokers, data breaches, hacks, security

Writer: Linda Rosencrance, John Nolan

Publication: Computerworld, Associated Press