885 Million Consumer Records Exposed by First American Financial

First American Financial Data Leak

What Happened?

As of Friday, May 24th, news broke that First American, the leading title insurance provider for real estate transactions in the U.S., had a security incident that exposed 885 million consumer records. Security researcher Brian Krebs reported that these compromised records contained the personal and financial details of consumers buying or selling property in the U.S. spanning as far back as 2003. Documents that included Social Security numbers, bank account numbers, financial statements, driver’s license images, and mortgage and tax records were readily available for download on the First American web site, meaning that anyone could access them — no login credentials required. Continue reading