Hunters International has added a property management firm in Kentucky to their leak site. They provide a description of what they claim to have acquired from Homeland, Inc.:
Over 200Gb of data – tenants info (ssn, income, family members, phone numbers, etc) – service management info (move-in/move-out files, agreements, expenses, etc) – financial data (payments, statements, payrolls, audits, taxes, etc) – business data (contracts, agreements, correspondence, etc) – property data (energy/water usage, insurance, blueprints, photos, etc) – employees data (personal files, ID’s, contacts, payments, etc) – other sensitive Homeland Inc. business related data.
The data, which has not been leaked, allegedly consists of 204.1 GB in 183,793 files. A sample of files is posted on the leak site as proof as partial claims. The proof files contained tenants’ personal information including, depending on the form involved, date of birth, address, annual income, and other details concerning their rent. As Hunters had indicated, they omitted sensitive tenant information like SSN from the proof files.
According to the threat actors, who had shared a preview of the data and other material with DataBreaches, Homeland was breached on October 26. They also wrote:
We have been contacted by representatives of Homeland,Inc. They were provided with everything they asked, e.g. decryption tool demonstration, sample of leaked data, our demands were provided also. We didn’t receive any response from Homeland,Inc after we provided everything they asked for. Since a lot of time passed since Homeland’s last answer we decided to make public statement about this incident with file samples attached as we promised to Homeland,Inc before, but with the tenants personal info being removed for this sample only. Top management of Homeland,Inc has time until November 18th to respond.
In response to an inquiry from DataBreaches, Hunters claimed that they have W-2 or wage data on approximately 180 employees. They also claim they estimate they have 450,000 – 500,000 SSN for tenants or tenants’ family members. DataBreaches was not shown any data to support those claims.
DataBreaches reached out to Homeland, Inc. via email. The first attempt bounced back with a “user unknown” error message. On November 10, DataBreaches sent another email inquiry. This one went to five employees. None of those bounced back, but no reply has been received.
In that email, DataBreaches had asked what Homeland Inc. was doing in response to what appeared to be a data breach. They were asked if they had informed law enforcement and/or any regulators. They were also asked whether they were in the process of notifying former and current tenants, former and current employees, and anyone else whose information had been breached.
As of publication, there is nothing on Homeland’s website to indicate that they suffered a cyberattack and that files with personal information have been exfiltrated. If the encryption of their files has impacted their functioning, that is not obvious, either.
DataBreaches will update this post if more information becomes available.