Harcourts Cyber Attack - Landlord details exposed

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  1. Robert Chatsworth

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    I've just heard that Harcourts have had a cyber attack exposing landlord details.

    Does anyone have any more information?
     
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    Real estate agency Harcourts reveals data breach, customer details potentially accessed by unknown third party

    Real estate company Harcourts has revealed it suffered a data breach on October 14, potentially exposing customers' names, addresses and bank details to hackers.

    In an email circulated to customers of Harcourts Melbourne City, the company reports it became aware of a cyber attack on October 24.

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    Harcourts said the data breach stemmed from its software service provider Stafflink, where the account of one of Stafflink's employees was allegedly compromised and made accessible to third parties.

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    Stafflink told the ABC it was not at fault for the breach and that it had engaged in a meeting with Harcourts about the incident.

    When asked by the ABC about Stafflink's claims, Harcourts chief executive Adrian Knowles declined to comment.

    Harcourts said information such as names, addresses, copies of signatures, photo identification and bank details may have been visible to hackers.

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    The article on the ABC website implies it was just one branch - Harcourts Melbourne City.
     
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