Probably worth of it’s own topic: from the article:
Australia’s banks have started notifying customers that may have been caught up in an “industry-wide” data breach at an ASX-listed property valuation firm.
The incident at LandMark White was notified to the market on February 5 but appears to have gone largely unnoticed until a report by Fairfax Media late Tuesday.
Fairfax reported that CBA and ANZ had suspended use of LandMark White’s valuation services and that NAB was also considering its position.
ANZ is the only one of the big four banks to so far go public on its exposure to the data breach, confirming both the incident and its extent.
“We are currently undertaking investigations to understand specifically which ANZ customers may be affected and we will contact them directly to outline potential impacts and how we will support them,” ANZ chief data officer Emma Gray said in a statement.
“At this stage we understand a very small percentage of our customers who had valuations undertaken between November 2015 and December 2018 are potentially impacted.
“ANZ uses a range of property valuers and the organisation in question represents a very small portion of the valuations conducted.
“As a result of this incident ANZ has currently suspended use of the services of the valuation provider at the centre of the investigations.
“We have no reason to believe any of the other valuers ANZ uses are impacted by this incident.”
I sense a significant amount of ‘spin’ … more at the link below …