Romania’s biggest real estate portal suffers major data breach
The largest real estate portal in Romania, Imobiliare.ro, has suffered a data breach that could potentially affect its entire client database, reports Website Planet quoted by Profit.ro.
It remains unknown whether the company's client information fell into nefarious hands, but the company's bucket was found to be exposed, without password protection or encryption.
The exposed data was stored within 35,738 .PDF and 165,316 .JPG files, which included Personal Identifying Information (PII) such as full names, phone numbers, home address, emails, CNP (social security), and personal signatures.
The breach exposed more than 200,000 records, but the precise number of people affected by the breach remains unknown. The full report is available here.
"In January 2021, we learned of a vulnerability in our internal data systems. We immediately took appropriate measures to address the issue and to investigate the cause. In the meantime, the vulnerability has been fixed. The investigation into its cause and any potential consequences is still ongoing. Imobiliare.ro takes data privacy very seriously and works vigorously to protect the confidentiality and security of sensitive information. We comply with all applicable regulatory requirements," said the company that manages the Imobiliare.ro portal.