According to a report by security researcher Brian Krebs, head of the KrebsOnSecurity security site, a security vulnerability of about 885 million digital mortgage documents dating back to 2003 from First American has been revealed.
The information shows that open records include social security numbers, driver’s license images, bank account numbers, mortgage statements and tax documents and bank receipts so that they can be read by any web browser .
First American said in a statement that there was a flaw in the design of one of its production applications, which allowed unauthorized access to customer data. She took immediate steps to remedy the situation and stop access to the application. It is currently evaluating the impact of what has secured customer information. It has also contracted an external firm to investigate to ensure there is no unauthorized access to customer data.
Source : KrebsOnSecurity