Foxtons Hacked

Wired reports that an unidentified hacker recently published the e-mail addresses, user names and passwords of 10,000 customers of the U.K. estate agent Foxtons.

According to PC Pro, in an e-mail to registered users, Foxtons stated, “It has come to our attention that there were some reports circulating on the internet today suggesting that a small number of user names and passwords to the MyFoxtons web portal were briefly posted to a website. We have been able to download the list of usernames and passwords that were posted and are currently running checks to determine its veracity.”

While the list don’t include customers’ financial data, Wired notes that access to a user’s Foxtons account could give hackers customers’ names and addresses, along with control over features that allow landlords to sign documents electronically, manage rent payments online, and view tenants’ deposit registration numbers.

Wired also notes that the list of customer data is labeled “Part 1,” indicating that there may be more to come.

Jeff Goldman
Jeff Goldman
Jeff Goldman has been a technology journalist for more than 20 years and an eSecurity Planet contributor since 2009.

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