Hacking Victim Dotloop Takes On the Real Estate Establishment

An online maverick’s property deal platform is breached
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On March 16 a hacker using the pseudonym Ian Dawtnapster broke into the computer systems of a national real estate firm and downloaded blank home-buying and -selling forms. The infiltrator did so by breaching an online document-sharing forum run for the firm by Dotloop, a Cincinnati-based startup that seeks to make it easier for consumers to do property transactions.

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