UK: Foxtons customer data leaked onto the dark web

Sabina Weston reports:

Financial details belonging to customers of UK estate agency Foxtons are widely available on the dark web following a malware attack in October last year that affected parent company Foxtons Group.

Despite admitting that the incident affected its subsidiary Alexander Hall, which specialises in mortgage broking, Foxtons assured its customers at the time that no “sensitive data” had been stolen.

However, it has now been revealed that anyone with access to the dark web can view 16,000 card details, addresses and private correspondence – such as details of paid fees – belonging to Foxtons Group customers prior to 2010.

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