On November 13, 2023, Homeland, Inc. was added to the “victim list” of a ransomware group, raising concerns that the company may have experienced a data breach. According to the ransomware group, they were able to obtain confidential consumer information from Homeland’s computer network, including consumers’ names, Social Security numbers, phone numbers and more. Homeland has yet to confirm reports of the ransomware attack; however, if the group’s claims are true, Homeland will be required to send out data breach notification letters to all individuals whose information was affected by the recent data security incident.
If you receive a data breach notification from Homeland, Inc., it is essential you understand what is at risk and what you can do about it. A data breach lawyer can help you learn more about how to protect yourself from becoming a victim of fraud or identity theft, as well as discuss your legal options following a possible Homeland data breach. For more information, please see our recent piece on the topic here.
More Information About the Alleged Homeland Cyberattack
The Homeland cyberattack was only recently announced, and more information is expected in the near future. However, a recent post by databreaches.net provides some important information on the alleged Homeland cyberattack. According to this source, the ransomware group Hunters International breached Homeland’s computer systems on October 26, 2023, although no details were provided about how the group obtained access. However, to support the group’s claims, Hunters International posted a sample of the stolen data, which included tenants’ personal information, including their dates of birth, addresses, annual incomes, and other details about their rent.
Hunters International also claims to have stolen 450,000 to 500,000 Social Security numbers belonging to tenants and their family members, as well as wage information pertaining to approximately 180 Homeland employees. The group, however, did not provide samples of any stolen Social Security numbers, citing the individuals’ privacy interests.
Databreaches.net reached out to Homeland but didn’t receive a response at the time of the article’s publication.
Homeland has yet to confirm that it was the victim of a cyberattack. However, if Hunters International’s claims are substantiated and sensitive data was stolen from Homeland’s network, the company will be required to send out data breach letters to anyone who was affected by the recent data security incident. These letters should provide victims with a list of what information belonging to them was compromised.
More Information About Homeland, Inc.
Established in 1984, Homeland, Inc. is a real estate company based out of Leitchfield, Kentucky. Homeland provides property management services to owners, managing properties in more than 175 communities, totaling over 5,000 individual units. Homeland employs more than 149 people and generates approximately $43 million in annual revenue.