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Flagstar Bank Breach Affects 1.5 Million Customers

Bank Discovers Breach 6 Months After Attack; Second Such Incident in 2 Years Mihir Bagwe (MihirBagwe) • June 22, 2022

A bank that numbers among America's largest issuers of home mortgage loans is telling customers it was hacked late last year and just this month detected the data breach.

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More than 1.5 million individuals are affected by the incident, Michigan-based Flagstar Bank tells regulators in Maine.

Hackers took names or other personal identifiers along with matching Social Security numbers. Officials from the publicly traded financial institution say there's no evidence of the data being misused and the bank's services continue to operate normally.

An unidentified threat actor gained unauthorized access to the bank's systems sometime around last Dec. 4 or Dec. 5. It wasn't until June 2, following "an extensive ...

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