Hackers breached the Real Estate Wealth Network (REWN), a prominent data aggregator in the United States, leading to the compromise of highly sensitive information concerning homeowners, investors, and renters.

Real Estate Wealth Network (REWN) is a company that aggregates and sells data on the US real estate market. They collect information from a variety of sources, including public records, MLS listings, and property owners themselves.

The exposed database contained a total 1,523,776,691 records with a size of 1.16 TB. The data was organized in various folders according to: property history, motivated sellers, bankruptcy, divorce, tax liens, foreclosure, home owner association (HOA) liens, inheritance, court judgments, obituary (death), vacant properties, and more.

The leaked database includes:

  • Names and addresses
  • Phone numbers and email addresses
  • Property details and valuations
  • Mortgage and financial information
  • Investment and rental data

After discovering the non-password-protected database, Cybersecurity researcher Jeremiah Fowler conducted a targeted investigation into notable individuals, uncovering purported property ownership data for figures such as Kylie Jenner, Blake Shelton, Britney Spears, Floyd Mayweather, Dave Chappelle, Elon Musk & Associates LLC, Dolly Parton, Mark Wahlberg, Nancy Pelosi, and others. The exposed information included street addresses, purchase prices and dates, mortgage details, tax ID numbers, and tax-related information, raising significant privacy and security concerns.

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Real Estate Wealth Network (REWN) was founded by real estate investor and educator Cameron Dunlap in 1993.

The database also contained daily logging records from 4/22/23 through 10/23/23, which showed internal user search data. The records Fowler saw included the user’s name, phone number, email, device information, and what files the user accessed.

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