First American Data Breach Investigation

Turke & Strauss LLP, a leading data breach law firm, is investigating First American Financial Corporation (“First American”) regarding a recent cybersecurity incident. The First American cybersecurity incident may have involved sensitive personal information belonging to an undetermined number of individuals.


First American is a financial services company specializing in real estate transactions. Founded in 1889, First American provides a variety of products and services including title, settlement, and risk solutions for real estate transactions; valuation products and services; mortgage subservicing; home warranty products; banking, trust, and wealth management services; and other financial services.1 Serving home buyers and sellers, real estate professionals, loan originators and servicers, commercial property professionals, and homebuilders, First American had total revenue of $9.2 billion in 2021.1 Headquartered in Santa Ana, California, First American has locations across the United States and employs over 10,000 individuals.


Recently, First American experienced a cybersecurity incident that impacted the functionality of its systems. In response, First American has taken certain systems offline and is working to return to normal business operations. While much information is still unknown about the incident, as of December 22, 2023, First American has not confirmed whether the incident resulted in a data breach. On December 20, 2023, First American reported the cybersecurity incident in its Form 8-K/A filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

If you have received a breach notification letter from First American Financial Corporation:

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

If you were impacted by the First American data breach, you may consider taking the following steps to protect your personal information.

  1. Carefully review the breach notice and retain a copy;
  2. Enroll in any free credit monitoring services provided by First American Financial Corporation:
  3. Change passwords and security questions for online accounts;
  4. Regularly review account statements for signs of fraud or unauthorized activity;
  5. Monitor credit reports for signs of identity theft; and
  6. Contact a credit bureau(s) to request a temporary fraud alert.

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