Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Fidelity National Financial warns of data leak after phishing attack

Fidelity National Financial has been contacting an “undisclosed number of individuals”, notifying them that a selection of personal data may have been exposed after some of the Fortune 500 company’s employees had their email accounts targeted by a phishing campaign, SC Magazine reports.

The personal information includes Social Security numbers, bank account numbers, driver’s license numbers and payment card numbers, but at this stage Fidelity National Financial (FNF) has not revealed how many individuals may have been exposed in the breach, which was caused by a phishing campaign that targeted a ‘small number of employee’s’ email accounts.

Federal law enforcers have been informed, and a third-party security expert has been brought in to scope out the nature and extent of the attack. Steps have also been put in place to stop similar events occurring in the future, including enhanced security on email accounts and information and training available to employees.