Hackers steal 100,000+ drivers licenses in Latitude Financial cyber attack

The driver licence information of a hundred thousand Australians has been stolen after a major consumer finance company was targeted with a “sophisticated and malicious cyber-attack”.

Latitude Financial, a major non-bank lender of consumer credit in Australia boasting 2.8 million customer accounts, revealed on Thursday that it had been breached following a significant cyber attack this week.

So far, the company has identified that 103,000 identification documents, nearly all of which are copies of drivers’ licences, have been stolen, along with 225,000 customer records.

It’s the latest major cyber-attack to befall a significant Australian company and impact hundreds of thousands of Australians, following the Optus and Medibank breaches last year.

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