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Academy Mortgage Data Breach Investigation

The Lyon Firm is investigating recent reports of a cyberattack that targeted Academy Mortgage, and may have impacted over 284,000 individuals across several states. Contact our data breach lawyers if you or a loved one receives a data breach notification letter in the mail. We represent plaintiffs nationwide and offer free and confidential consultations and case reviews. 

What Happened at Academy Mortgage?

A March 2023 cyberattack on Academy Mortgage is now thought to have exposed the personal data of tens of thousands of customers and employees, including their names, dates of birth and Social Security numbers. With just this small amount of information, cybercriminals can engage in various fraudulent schemes and identity theft.

If you think you may have had your personal data leaked, it is important to begin to take the next steps toward protecting yourself. Contact our legal team to discuss the path forward and potential legal action. Our attorneys have filed numerous class action data breach lawsuits in the last few years, and we believe very strongly that any entity that collects and stores your information has a duty to protect it.

According to a notice provided to the Maine Attorney’s Office, 284,443 employees and customers may have been impacted by the data security incident. Academy, a large mortgage lender operating out of Utah, detected an IT issue almost a year ago and just concluded their investigation in late November 2023. Academy Mortgage offers conventional loans, FHA loans, VA loans, USDA loans, jumbo loans, Renovation loans, and other refinancing options.

On March 21, 2023, Academy detected a data security incident involving an unauthorized party accessing and disabling portions of their computer network. After determining that the incident was likely a cyberattack, they launched an investigation with third-party cybersecurity experts.

Contact our data privacy lawyers to learn more about filing a claims or joining existing class action litigation. Our firm has experience representing clients in data theft cases, and has specifically investigated other mortgage lenders like Mr Cooper, LoanDepot and LoanCare.