13 Jul Credit Card Breach May Have Affected 1,000 California Realtors
More than 1,000 members of the California Association of Realtors (CAR) have been targeted by a hacker for their credit card information.
In reports last Tuesday, the breach was conducted through an online store that sold things like blank home sales contracts, books, and mugs. CAR was able to discover the problem when a member called to complain that their credit card got hacked.
The attack occurred between March 13 to 15, prompting the organization to notify other members who may have been affected. Though the victims are confined to CAR members, mortgage brokers and real estate agents’ computer systems can also be targeted by the hacker.
Further investigation showed that the malware infected the store’s payment software. This data-stealing program was able to obtain complete credit card information to charge customer’s accounts.
To date, the organization has advised its members to review their credit card reports and report anything suspicious.
Source: Mercury News