FTC settles data security case

Settlement calls for real-estate firm NHC to improve its information security practices and submit to audits

  By Grant Gross, IDG News Service

May 10, 2006

Nations Holding Co. (NHC), a real-estate firm operating in 44 U.S. states, has settled a data security case after the U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) accused it of allowing a common Web attack to compromise customer data, the FTC announced Wednesday.

The FTC also accused NHC and its Nations Title Agency (NTA) subsidiary of disposing of home-loan applications containing customers' personal data by throwing them into a public dumpster.

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