Turke & Strauss LLP, a leading data breach law firm, is investigating HomeTrust Mortgage Company, which also does business as Home Mortgage of America, regarding its recent data breach. The HomeTrust Mortgage data breach involved sensitive personal identifiable information belonging to an undetermined number of individuals.
ABOUT HOMETRUST MORTGAGE COMPANY:
HomeTrust Mortgage is a financial services firm that specializes in providing loan service programs. Founded in 1986, HomeTrust Mortgage sponsors programs offering FHA home loans, VA loans, USDA loans, and jumbo loans. Additionally, HomeTrust Mortgage operates in-house underwriting, processing, and closing departments to streamline loan approval procedures. Headquartered in Houston, Texas, HomeTrust Mortgage initially conducted business in the South-Central United States. Since then, HomeTrust Mortgage’s acquisitions have enabled it to expand operations into Alabama, Florida, Georgia, New Mexico, and Tennessee.
On July 15, 2022, HomeTrust Mortgage discovered that it had experienced a data breach in which the sensitive personal identifiable information in its systems may have been accessed and acquired. Through its investigation, HomeTrust Mortgage determined that an unauthorized actor accessed and obtained this sensitive information by launching a ransomware attack. On November 23, 2022, HomeTrust Mortgage began notifying individuals whose information may have been impacted. The type of information exposed includes:
- Social Security number
If you received a breach notification letter from HomeTrust Mortgage Company:
We would like to speak with you about your rights and potential legal remedies in response to this data breach. Please fill out the form, below, or contact us at (608) 237-1775 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you were impacted by the HomeTrust Mortgage data breach, you may consider taking the following steps to protect your personal information.
- Carefully review the breach notice and retain a copy;
- Enroll in the free credit monitoring service provided by HomeTrust Mortgage Company;
- Change passwords and security questions for online accounts;
- Regularly review account statements for signs of fraud or unauthorized activity;
- Monitor credit reports for signs of identity theft; and
- Contact a credit bureau(s) to request a temporary fraud alert.