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Daily Archives: May 24, 2019

  • 16-year U.S. data leakage: KrebsOnSecurity

    Posted on May 24th, 2019 at 18:16 Kirsty Comment on the AskWoody Lounge

    Security supremo Brian Krebs has published details of a long-standing data leak he stemmed this week:

    The Web site for Fortune 500 real estate title insurance giant First American Financial Corp. leaked hundreds of millions of documents related to mortgage deals going back to 2003, until notified this week by KrebsOnSecurity. The digitized records — including bank account numbers and statements, mortgage and tax records, Social Security numbers, wire transaction receipts, and drivers license images — were available without authentication to anyone with a Web browser.

    I should emphasize that these documents were merely available from First American’s Web site; I do not have any information on whether this fact was known to fraudsters previously, nor do I have any information to suggest the documents were somehow mass-harvested (although a low-and-slow or distributed indexing of this data would not have been difficult for even a novice attacker).

    See Brian’s blogpost “First American Financial Corp. Leaked Hundreds of Millions of Title Insurance Records” for details.

  • We were down – but we’re now back up and limping

    Posted on May 24th, 2019 at 01:55 woody Comment on the AskWoody Lounge

    There was a gap of almost seven hours in posts. I still don’t know what happened, for sure – and we’re still missing some important pieces, like the list of most recent posts.

    Patience, please. But in the interim, post away! We’re all still here.