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Break-in costs ChoicePoint millions

Data broker ChoicePoint took a $6 million charge in its second quarter to cover costs related to the leak of information on about 145,000 Americans, it said Wednesday.

The charge is in addition to the $5.4 million in costs the company recorded in the first quarter. Of the total $11.4 million, about $2 million in charges through June 30 were for communications to individuals whose data has been exposed as well as credit reports and monitoring services for those people, the company said in a statement. Full Story

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