The latest economic and policy trends facing mortgage servicers

Join this webinar for an in-depth roundtable discussion on economic and policy trends impacting servicers as well as a look ahead at strategies servicers should employ in the next year.

2021 RealTrends Brokerage Compensation Report

For the study, RealTrends surveyed all the firms on the 2021 RealTrends 500 and Nation’s Best rankings, asking for annual compensation data for the 2020 calendar year.

A real estate professor weighs in on the future of MLSs

According to research done by Sonia Gilbukh, a real estate professor at Baruch College, there are some reasons to be concerned about the current number of real estate agents and the future of MLSs.

Lenders, it’s time to consider offering non-QM products

The non-QM market is making a comeback following a pause in 2020. As lenders rush to implement, Angel Oak is helping them adopt these new lending products.

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Facebook hack affected fewer users than initially thought

Only 30 million of the estimated 50 million accounts at risk were affected

Another statement from Facebook regarding the recent hack of user information came out on Friday.

The social media giant said there were fewer people who had their access tokens stolen than they originally estimated, saying that of the 50 million people who were believed to have been affected by the crack in its security protocols, only 30 million actually had their information stolen.

Though this attack is over and the gap in the security is closed, Facebook said it has not ruled out the possibility of smaller attacks during the time the glitch existed between July 2017 and September 2018 and is investigating to ensure no other attacks took place.

According to the statement, the attackers used a set of accounts to connect to other accounts, did some hacker magic to steal the access tokens of those accounts, rinsed and repeated until they had hacked 30 million users.

The information they were able to take using this technique included posts on timelines, lists of friends, groups users associated with, and the names of people with whom recent private messages were exchanged.

Facebook promised to send messages to the 30 million affected accounts explaining what information was stolen and the steps they can take to protect themselves.

According to the release, the FBI is investigating the hack and has asked Facebook not to disclose who might be behind it.

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