Digital payments firm Latitude faces cyber attack

Latitude Group Holdings, an Australian digital payments and lending firm, said that a hacker had stolen personal information held by two service providers through employee login credentials.
Cybersecurity for CSOsAbout 103,000 identification documents, more than 97 percent of which are copies of drivers’ licences, were stolen from the first service provider, while about 225,000 customer records were stolen from the second service provider.

Latitude said it had detected unusual activity on its systems over the last few days.

“The activity is believed to have originated from a major vendor used by Latitude,” the company said.

Latitude is working with the Australian Cyber Security Centre and relevant law enforcement agencies, along with isolating and removing access to some customer-facing systems in order to contain the incident.

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