Monday, June 3, 2019 / by Amy McLeod
Roughly 885 million mortgage-related files stretching back over a decade were exposed by First American Financial Corp., one of the country’s largest title insurance companies, thanks to a flaw in the design of a website that stored the files.
The files, which could accessed if someone had the proper URL, contained a wide array of personal information for parties to thousands of real-estate transactions, including bank-account numbers and statements, mortgage and tax records, Social Security Numbers, wire-transaction receipts, and driver’s license images.
The data leak was first reported by the watchdog website KrebsonSecurity.com.
First American confirmed that the information was leaked and said it rectified the situation once it was notified of it ...