- The information compromised could include property valuations, personal contact numbers, and residential addresses of homeowners, residents, and property agents.
- LandMark While has set up a webpage for its customers, informing that there is no evidence of misuse of any information.
A major data breach at property valuation firm, LandMark White, has affected the personal information of up to 100,000 customers. The firm disclosed the breach on February 8, 2019.
The information compromised in the breach could include property valuations, personal contact numbers, and residential addresses of homeowners, residents, and property agents.
Who is impacted?
In the wake of the incident, Commonwealth Bank of Australia (CBA) and ANZ Bank have suspended LandMark White from their panels of valuers. In addition, they have also begun an investigation and are trying to assess the number of customers impacted in the breach.
"The customer information that was disclosed relates directly to the valuations completed by LandMark White and includes customer name; contact details such as phone or email address; and details about the valued property,” CBA said in a statement, The Sydney Morning Herald reported.
The CBA has confirmed that no bank account information was compromised in the breach. Meanwhile, LandMark While has also set up a webpage for its customers, informing that there is no evidence of misuse of any information.
"We are working closely with experts in IT and cybersecurity as well as our corporate partners, to achieve the best possible outcome for our clients. LandMark White acted immediately, employing independent experts in data breaches and cyber security to assist with the investigation into the incident," LandMark White chief executive Chris Coonan said.
As a part of precautionary measures, the firm has also notified authorities about the incident.
“Although LandMark White's investigation is ongoing, we have taken immediate steps to prevent any further disclosure of data. Currently, there is no evidence of misuse of any information,'' Mr. Coonan added.