The Australian Property Institute (API) is providing support to members affected by recent cybercrime, in particular those affected by the Landmark White (LMW) disclosure incidents.

LMW experienced cybercrime earlier this year, announcing on 5 February 2019, that a dataset containing property valuation and some personal contact information had been disclosed. This was followed by another announcement on 30 May 2019 of a Document Disclosure – Secondary Incident.

“Cybercrime is one of the major tech crimes of our time and perpetrators must be brought to justice and handed the harshest of penalties,” said API CEO, Amelia Hodge. “Our banking clients have mobilised large teams of experts to manage the identification of, and notification to, potentially affected customers and their own executive and boards. Our individual API member firms have also invested a significant amount of organisational, financial and personal resources into increased analysis, testing and certification of data security systems.”

Ms Hodge said in the case of LMW, the acts of a criminal have impacted many innocent, loyal, hardworking LMW families and their communities. “The API will continue to provide support to LMW, as it has since advised of the first incident in February.”  

The API will also continue to work closely in support of all of its members and key stakeholders across the property and banking sectors, customers and regulators. The API has an Employee Assistance Program (EAP) through Converge International which is also available to all API members. The service offers access to a range of counsellors.