Title-Insurance Company May Have Exposed Hundreds of Millions Financial Records

Fortune 500 real estate title-insurance giant and Santa Ana, California-based First American Financial Corporation’s website may have leaked 885 million records online. These digitized records are documents related to mortgage deals of home/property buyers and sellers dating way back from 2013. They can be accessed on the web by anyone without any authentication in place. Such personal personal information include emails and home addresses, bank account details, mortgage and tax records, Social Security numbers, and drivers license image.

When they learned of the flaw that exposed hundreds of millions of financial records, the company shut down external access to the application and has already fixed the said vulnerability in its website as of Friday afternoon.

“We are currently evaluating what effect, if any, this had on the security of customer information. We will have no further comment until our internal review is completed”, First American said through an emailed statement.