Latitude estimates almost 8 million customer records accessed

Latitude have identified approximately 7.9 million ANZ driver license numbers were stolen

From the outset of the cyber-attack on Latitude, Latitude have sought to keep our customers, partners, employees, and the broader community as up to date as Latitude can.

This malicious attack on Latitude is under investigation by the Australian Federal Police and Latitude continue to work with the Australian Cyber Security Centre and our expert cyber-security advisers.

To the best of our knowledge no suspicious activity has been observed in Latitude’s systems since Thursday 16 March 2023.

As our forensic review continues to progress, Latitude have identified that approximately 7.9 million Australian and New Zealand driver licence numbers were stolen, of which approximately 3.2 million, or 40 per cent, were provided to us in the last 10 years.

In addition, approximately 53,000 passport numbers were stolen.

Latitude have also identified less than 100 customers who had a monthly financial statement stolen.

Latitude will reimburse our customers who choose to replace their stolen ID document.

A further approximately 6.1 million records dating back to at least 2005 were also stolen, of which approximately 5.7 million, or 94 per cent, were provided before 2013.

These records include some but not all the following personal information: name, address, telephone, date of birth.

Latitude maintains insurance policies to cover risks, including cyber-security risks, and Latitude have notified our insurers in respect of this incident.

Latitude recognise that today’s announcement will be a distressing development for many of our customers and Latitude apologise unreservedly.

Latitude are writing to all customers, past customers, and applicants whose information was compromised outlining details of the information stolen and our plans for remediation.

Supporting our customers

Latitude is undertaking a comprehensive customer care program to support affected individuals. Some of the steps Latitude are taking include:

Latitude’s dedicated contact centres are available for affected customers in Australia and New Zealand between 9am – 6pm AEDT/NZST, Monday – Friday.

Hardship support is available via our dedicated contact centres for customers who are in a uniquely vulnerable position because of this cyber-attack.

Latitude have engaged IDCARE, a not-for profit organisation specialising in providing free, confidential cyber incident information and assistance. If you wish to speak with one of their expert Case Managers, please visit or call (New Zealand) 0800 121 068, 11am – 6pm NZST, Monday – Friday (excluding public holidays) or (Australia) 1800 595 160 (use the referral code LAT23).

Mental Health and Wellbeing Support is available free of charge through our Support Line 0800 808 374 (New Zealand) or 1800 808 374 (Australia).

The help page on our website is also being kept up to date with the latest information.

Steps you can take to protect yourself

There are immediate precautions that you can take, which include:

  • Contacting one of Australia’s credit reporting agencies for a credit report so you can check if your identity has been used to obtain credit without your knowledge.
  • In New Zealand, checking your credit record to confirm if your identity has been used to obtain credit without your knowledge. For further information, please refer to:

  • Requesting the credit reporting agencies to place a credit ban or suspension on your credit file via their website or by contacting them directly. Please be aware that you will not be able to apply for credit while the ban or suspension is in place.

Be Alert

Latitude urge our customers to be vigilant with all online communications and transactions, including:

  • Staying alert for any phishing scams via phone, post, or email
  • Ensuring communications received are legitimate
  • Not opening texts from unknown or suspicious numbers
  • Changing passwords regularly with ‘strong’ passwords, not re-using passwords and activating multi-factor authentications when available on any online accounts
  • Latitude will not contact customers asking for password or sensitive information

If you are a victim of cybercrime, you can report it at ReportCyber on the Australian Cyber Security Centre website.

If you wish to report a scam or a vulnerability, go to ScamWatch.

Latitude Financial CEO Ahmed Fahour said:

“It is hugely disappointing that such a significant number of additional customers and applicants have been affected by this incident. Latitude apologise unreservedly.

“Latitude are committed to working closely with impacted customers and applicants to minimise the risk and disruption to them, including reimbursing the cost if they choose to replace their ID document. Latitude are also committed to a full review of what has occurred.

“Latitude urge all our customers to be vigilant and, on the look, -out for suspicious behaviour relating to their accounts. Latitude will never contact customers requesting their passwords.

“Latitude continue to work around the clock to safely restore our operations. Latitude are rectifying platforms impacted in the attack and have implemented additional security monitoring as Latitude return to operations in the coming days.

“Latitude thank customers and merchant partners for their support and patience. Customers can continue to make transactions on their Latitude credit card.”



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