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Flagstar reports data breach affecting 1.5 million clients

Hackers stole the personal information of 1,547,169 clients of Michigan-based Flagstar Bank in December, according to a document sent by the financial institution to the Office of the Maine Attorney General.

The cyberattack occurred on Dec. 3 and Dec. 4, 2021, but the company discovered it on June 2, 2022, the document shows. The external data breach resulted in hackers accessing customers’ social security numbers. 

“For those impacted, we have no evidence that any of their information has been misused,” Flagstar’s spokesperson Susan Bergesen said in an email. “Nevertheless, out of an abundance of caution, we are offering complimentary credit details ⇒

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