(PM)- A report by KerbsOnSecurity revealed that Fortune 500 real estate title insurance company First American Financial Corp has leaked up to 885 million files of documents related to mortgage deals dating back to 2003.
The California based company is a leading company of title insurance and settlement. The company brought in 5.8 billion dollars of revenue in 2018. It also employs nearly 19,000 people.
The report states that the exposed data includes bank account numbers and statements, mortgage and tax records, Social Security numbers, wire transaction receipts, and drivers license images.
The company responded to the reports:
On May 24th, First American learned of a design defect in one of its production applications that made possible unauthorized access to customer data. Security, privacy and confidentiality are of the highest priority and we are committed to protecting our customers’ information.
Therefore, the company took immediate action to address the situation and shut down external access to the application. We are currently evaluating what effect if any, this had on the security of customer information. We have hired an outside forensics firm to assure us that there has not been any meaningful unauthorized access to our customer data.– First American Financial Corp Statement