Largest NorCal multiple listing service hit by cyberattack

MetroList, the largest multiple listing service in Northern California, was hit by a cyberattack this week, leaving its more than 20,000 agent and broker subscribers without a fully functioning MLS for a day and a half and counting.

Ransomware attack delays home sales in Baltimore

The attack began last week and has locked up the city’s computer systems, which is preventing title companies from checking on properties’ lien statuses.

NAR warns members of scammer posing as trade organization

The National Association of Realtors (NAR) is warning its member agents to be on the lookout for a suspicious email phishing scam.

What real estate agents and brokers should be doing about WannaCry

Are you running any business software or storing data on a computer that’s using a Windows operating system? Then you’ll want to read up on the latest cybersecurity attack and make sure you’re taking steps to protect yourself (and your clients) from ha…

What agents need to know about spam ransomware campaigns

The real estate business involves intensive communication between agents, brokers, sellers and buyers. A great deal of this interaction takes place over email. Meanwhile, the present-day threats are increasingly harming businesses via email. In particular, that’s how the extremely dangerous crypto ransomware is circulating. …