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Cyber incident affecting property transactions

24 November, 2023

We have been made aware that a cyber incident is affecting some conveyancing firms today and preventing some transactions from completing.

The exact details are, as yet, unknown, but we advise all firms to check carefully if they have any reason to believe that client data has been compromised.

For consumers expecting to complete a transaction today, we advise them to be extra vigilant and not to proceed unless they are confident they have all the necessary and accurate information.

All parties should all also ensure they maintain secure records of any action taken over the duration of the incident.

The CLC’s cybercrime and fraud toolkit has a lot of useful resources: