14 million people’s identities stolen as Australian financial company, Latitude, reports security breach

Australian financial firm Latitude acknowledged that the damage from the March 16 cyber attack was greater than previously reported.

The company said in a statement today, Monday, that the hackers managed to steal the personal data of 14 million people from the company’s customers. The company itself previously stated that only 330,000 customer data was available to hackers.

The statement said: “According to updated reports, over the past 10 years, at least 7.9 million records of customer-provided driver’s license numbers have been stolen, in addition to the data of 6.1 million people who were customers of the company and its institutions. since 2005″.

The stolen information includes the full names, dates of birth, addresses and phone numbers of Latitude customers, as well as the passport numbers of 53,000 people and the financial transaction details of at least 100 citizens.

For its part, the company’s general manager, Ahmed Fahour, said that Latitude Financial offers “an absolute apology to customers and deeply regrets the incident. We will do our best to cooperate as closely as possible with all those affected and we will try to minimize their risks. In addition, we will conduct a detailed investigation into this matter.” Causes and circumstances of the accident.

Source: TASS

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