Cyber Security Awareness

It is critically important to verify messages and communication received when in a real estate transaction. Always verify wiring instructions over the telephone with your original title agents contact information. It is VERY RARE for wire transfer instructions to change once given.

Please Share - Talk With Your Real Estate Professional

Every other month the Cyber Security Committee will host a 30-minute topical conversation with Q and A.

Go ahead, catch a replay here:

02.04.21 - Insurance Ins and Outs

04.08.21 - Negotiating Cyber Coverage and E&O Coverage

Resources for Business

Wire Fraud Rack Card

Help spread the message of verify, verify, verify by ordering your personalized Wire Fraud Rack Card today through ALTAPrints. Or download and use this FLTA one through your local printer (4.5" x 11").

Create YOUR Rapid Response Plan

Title Agents plan ahead with this Rapid Response Plan for Wire Fraud Incidents supported by FLTA. (Download Plan) The Fraud Notification Steps walk through process of how to respond to a breach.

When following the Fraud Notification procedure, you will also want to log your communications to track and verify steps taken. Use FLTA's Rapid Response Worksheet to accomplish this.


Microsoft End of Support Deadlines Announced (Posted 04/2019)

Microsoft recently announced it will be suspending support by date certain on various Operating Systems. Check the list to see if you computer system is on it.


The above is not legal advice. For appropriate legal recommendations we recommend contacting your general counsel.

Cyber Security Committee

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In the News

Real Estate Agent and Broker Found Liable for Wire Fraud Loss (10/2018)

  • See KS District Court Order – Bain v. Platinum Realty, LLC (Word doc attached)

Video:  How to Report Wire Fraud to FBI (10/2020)

Lender Agrees to $1.5M Fine for Violating N.Y. Cybersecurity Regulation (3/10/2021)

Homebuyer's Life Savings Stolen in Wire Fraud but Recovered for Timely Closing (2/24/2021)

Stay Vigilant Against Business Email Compromise, Phishing Emails

Podcast:  ALTA Discusses Wire Fraud on AARP Perfect Scam Podcast

DFS in New York Issues Warning to Regulated Entities Concerning Heightened Risk to Cyber Attacks 1/4/2020

Link to Press Release

Young Couple Loses $775,000 (Link to Article)

Puerto Rico's Pension Fund Went to Hackers ($2.6 million) (Link to Article)

Title Companies: Expanding Regulatory Territory (Link to Article)

Coronavirus And Cybercrime — Hackers Use Coronavirus As Phishing Bait (Link to Article - 4/13/20)

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