Computerworld has in interview with Rich Baich, the CISO of Choicepoint. I'm not sure whether observers will find it reassuring:
Q&A: ChoicePoint's Rich Baich on data breach, security needs - Computerworld:
"You have in the past said that what happened at ChoicePoint was not really a security breach. Then what was it? It all comes down to how you define a breach and how you define an incident. This was fraud. Someone fraudulently provided authentication to the system. It's no different than credit card theft and credit card fraud. Those are never referenced as IT-related issues though they happen millions of times every year. In fraud terms, it's called an account takeover. And that's what occurred. All I was trying to do was educate the press more than anything else that this was not what everyone would call a traditional hack. "