Industry rallies to work around ongoing Rapattoni cyberattack
Multiple listing services impacted by an ongoing ransomware attack on Rapattoni are defaulting to manual updates, texting and email to communicate listing updates, according to reports
by Craig C. Rowe Aug 15
Rapattoni hit with ransomware attack, paralyzing MLSs and agents
Federal investigators are working with MLS software company, and its insurance carriers are negotiating with hackers, who have prevented new data from being input after the Aug. 9 attack
by Craig C. Rowe Aug 11
Here's the tech real estate agents wish their brokerages offered
Cyber security and lead generation topped the list of tech tools agents wished their brokerages offered, according to a new National Association of Realtors study
Ransomware attack threatens closings, sensitive client data
Cloudstar, host of title insurance apps, is still down five days after being hit by 'highly sophisticated ransomware attack'
by Matt Carter Jul 21
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The MLS, which boasts 42,000 subscribers, notified its members on Thursday, 11 days after the attack. Cyber criminals may have gained access to login and contact information
by Andrea V. Brambila Aug 28
How to identify and avoid internet scams during COVID-19
COVID-19 brought about a set of new obstacles to industry professionals, including an increased risk of cybercrime. So what can real estate agents do to avoid falling victim to internet scammers?
by Justin Stutz May 19
Largest NorCal multiple listing service hit by cyberattack
MetroList allegedly paid $10K ransom after being compromised by hackers, leaving more than 20K subscribers without a functioning system for nearly 2 days
by Andrea V. Brambila Jun 12
Ransomware attack delays home sales in Baltimore
The attack began last week and has locked up the city's computer systems, which is preventing title companies from checking on properties' lien statuses
by Jim Dalrymple II May 15
NAR warns members of scammer posing as trade organization
Suspicious email that ends in '' is claiming to be NAR in an attempt to steal members' information
by Patrick Kearns May 31
What real estate agents and brokers should be doing about WannaCry
The ransomware attack exploited a vulnerability that had been patched for two months -- but not everyone updated their systems
by Amber Taufen May 15
What agents need to know about spam ransomware campaigns
Plus 7 tips to help protect you from the risks
by David Balaban Jul 21