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Flagstar Bank Data Breach Affects 1.5 Million Customers


Michigan-based Flagstar Bank, which has more than 150 branches across several US states, has disclosed a data breach that involved threat actors accessing files containing the personal information of 1.5 million individuals.

According to a data breach notification posted on Flagstar’s website and information provided by the company to authorities, the breach occurred in early December 2021. An investigation finalized on June 2 showed that the attackers had accessed files storing personal information.

It seems that different types of data were compromised for different customers, but the attacker appears to have obtained the social security numbers of at least some people. Affected individuals are being notified through snail mail.

The company said it does not have evidence that the compromised information has been misused, but it has decided to provide affected individuals two years of free identity monitoring services.

It’s unclear if the attack involved ransomware or ...


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