On December 6, 2023, United Home Loans, Inc. (“UHL”) filed a notice of data breach with the Attorney General of Vermont after discovering that what appeared to be suspicious activity on its computer network turned out to be a cyberattack. In this notice, UHL explains that the incident resulted in an unauthorized party being able to access consumers’ sensitive information, which includes their names, Social Security numbers, driver’s license numbers, government-issued identification numbers, financial account numbers, digital signatures, passport numbers, dates of birth, and birth or marriage certificates. Upon completing its investigation, UHL began sending out data breach notification letters to all individuals whose information was affected by the recent data security incident.
If you receive a data breach notification from United Home Loans, Inc., it is essential you understand what is at risk and what you can do about it. A data breach lawyer can help you learn more about how to protect yourself from becoming a victim of fraud or identity theft, as well as discuss your legal options following the United Home Loans data breach. For more information, please see our recent piece on the topic here.
What Caused the United Home Loans Data Breach?
The United Home Loans data breach was only recently announced, and more information should be available shortly. However, UHL’s filing with the Attorney General of Vermont provides some important information on what led up to the breach. According to this source, on approximately March 15, 2023, UHL detected suspicious activity within its computer network. In response, UHL secured its systems and then enlisted the help of third-party data security specialists to investigate the incident.
The UHL investigation confirmed that an unauthorized party was able to access portions of UHL’s network. It was also determined that some of the files that were accessible to the unauthorized party contained confidential consumer information. The period of unauthorized access was limited to March 15, 2023.
After learning that sensitive consumer data was accessible to an unauthorized party, United Home Loans reviewed the compromised files to determine what information was leaked and which consumers were impacted. United Home Loans completed this process on November 10, 2023. While the breached information varies depending on the individual, it may include your name, Social Security number, driver’s license number, government-issued identification number, financial account number, digital signature, passport number, date of birth, and birth or marriage certificate.
On December 6, 2023, United Home Loans sent out data breach letters to anyone who was affected by the recent data security incident. These letters should provide victims with a list of what information belonging to them was compromised.
More Information About United Home Loans, Inc.
United Home Loans, Inc. is a finance company based out of Westchester, Illinois. UHL provides a range of mortgage options to consumers, including FHA loans, ARM loans, 30- and 15-year mortgages, jumbo mortgages, and VA loans. United Home Loans serves customers in 20 states, with locations in Chicago, IL and Nashville, TN. United Home Loans employs more than 40 people and generates approximately $10 million in annual revenue.