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[S]ome subscribers’ passwords had been compromised and used to access the database. The types of information involved included addresses, date of birth, and in some cases, driver’s license numbers and Social Security numbers.
Although no bank account or credit card information was involved, whoever scraped the Westlaw database now has all the information they need to open some bank accounts and sign up for some credit cards.
Fortunately, it looks like the breach could be fairly small. According to the report Westlaw made to the New Hampshire Attorney General, just nine New Hampshire residents’ information was involved, and they will receive two years of free credit monitoring. The New Hampshire report did not contain the number of people affected nationally.