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LexisNexis: FBI Probing Data 'Intrusion'

A spokesman for LexisNexis, one of the nation's largest collectors of information about people and businesses, says the FBI is investigating an "intrusion" targeting the company's data.

LexisNexis spokesman Stephen Brown said outside forensic investors are also looking into the matter. He said the investigation has uncovered an intrusion targeting the company's data but have found "no evidence that customer or consumer data were reached or retrieved."

The Dayton, Ohio-based global company has a major presence in metro Atlanta, with offices in Alpharetta, Atlanta and Duluth.

The firm's databases, built from public records and proprietary sources, are used for identity checks, employee screenings, debt collections and other uses. Its clients include government agencies, insurers, banks, media companies, corporate personnel offices and private investigators.

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