Data of 328,000 Customers Stolen in Hack of Australian Financial Firm

Over 328,000 customers of Latitude Financial have had their data stolen during a “sophisticated and malicious” cyber-attack.
On March 16, the Melbourne-based consumer finance provider—one of the biggest non-banking lenders in the country—called for a halt to trading and revealed the incident had been isolated.
The company said the hackers obtained employee login credentials and were able to steal personal information via two “service providers” or contractors.
“As of today, Latitude understands that approximately 103,000 identification documents, more than 97 percent of which are copies of drivers’ licences, were stolen from the first service provider.
“Approximately 225,000 customer records were also stolen from the second service provider,” the company revealed in an investor announcement (pdf)…. Source

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