The website of the Amsterdam housing corporation Stadgenoot has recently been hacked. Private data was stolen from a maximum of 30,000 people who shared their data with the corporation. Stadgenoot informed the victims by email on Wednesday. According to a spokesperson, names, addresses, e-mail addresses and in some cases license plate numbers and indications of annual salaries have been stolen.
When the hack was performed was not disclosed; it is also unclear who is responsible for it. The data breach is said to have been closed and it has been reported to the Dutch Data Protection Authority. Stadgenoot has informed all customers about the possible theft of their data and advises them to be vigilant for phishing emails, fake letters and “phone calls from scammers”. Purchase agreements concluded with Stadgenoot are on another server that has not been affected.
Stadgenoot is one of the six large housing corporations in Amsterdam. The corporation manages about 35,000 ‘units’. This mainly concerns social rental homes, but also free-sector rental homes, parking spaces and business premises. People who are looking for a home or other space can leave their details on the site .