For once, being a Millennial/Gen Z and therefore never being able to own a house might have its upside. Standard Bank and property company Lightstone have confirmed that LookSee, an online purchasing guide, has suffered a data breach.
At risk is a considerable amount of homeowner information. Homeowner ID numbers and physical addresses were compromised, but the two businesses say that banking info is safe.
Let’s have a LookSee here
Standard and Lightstone said in a joint statement, “Regrettably, the initial investigations have shown that personal information of some property owners, including individual names, identity numbers, entity registration numbers, marital status, and physical addresses may have been exposed.”
“The personal information does not contain any banking details, cellphone numbers, or email addresses,” they added.
Little detail was provided on what actually went wrong, only that some information was liberated from LookSee. Standard Bank operates the housing market information platform, with additional information provided by Lightstone.
The two businesses say that they’ve taken steps to mitigate the data breach. This includes reporting the matter to relevant authorities, including the information regulator. Property owners are instructed to keep an eye on their statements in the meantime, in case anything fishy happens. They should probably also give their passwords a little er… looksee.
Source: Business Live