TMX Finance, an emergency lending company, specializes in giving loans to those in need. The company operates other lending companies known as Title Buck$, InstaLoan, and TitleMax. Between all these different organizations, TMX Finance offers loans to countless individuals in need throughout the country. Each of the individuals that take advantage of the loan companies provides financial information to the companies, putting their data at risk. Unfortunately, TMX Finance suffered a recent data breach, and almost 5 million people had their data exposed as a result.
There is no specific information about how TMX was breached. The company was only able to detect that a breach occurred, not how the breach was possible. Once the breach was discovered, TMX hired a team to investigate the details and create a report. The information gathered was used to send an official report to the Maine Attorney General.
The TMX data breach occurred between February 3rd and 14th. Over nearly two weeks, the attackers gathered substantial information that could be used for harmful means.
4,895,817 people were identified as victims of the data breach. These various individuals are at high risk.
There isn't an exact count of the files involved in the TMX data breach. We know that nearly 5 million people were affected by the data breach, but we don't have access to any reports that state how many files were involved.