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Hacked home loan customer info appears on DARK WEB

Hacked home loan customer info appears on DARK WEB (Incident Response, Learnings)

Thousands of home loan customers’ private data that was hacked earlier this year has reappeared on the dark web. Back in February, real estate valuation company Landmark White admitted personal data of thousands of home loan applicants from various banks had been leaked. The dark web – which is made up of hard-to-access parts of the internet frequented by people who want to maintain anonymity for shady, and sometimes illegal, activities – saw a link posted this week that showed 76,873 Landmark White files in full public view. Landmark White confirmed that all 76,873 files involved in the latest leak is a subset of those original records. The leaked data included personal information of home loan applicants, lenders, homeowners, residents and real estate agents – including names, addresses and telephone numbers. Landmark White provided property valuation services for many Australian banks that needed information to evaluate home loan applications – but the data breach has brought the firm to its knees.

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