Data Breach Notifications

Entity Information

  • Type of Organization: Financial Services
  • Entity Name: MFA Financial, Inc.
  • Street Address: One Vanderbilt Avenue, 48th Floor
  • City: New York
  • State, or Country if outside the US: NY
  • Zip Code: 10017

Submitted By

  • Name: Kimberly Peretti
  • Title: Partner
  • Firm name (if different than entity):
  • Telephone Number: (202) 239-3720
  • Email Address:
  • Relationship to entity whose information was compromised: Outside counsel to MFA Financial, Inc.

Breach Information

  • Total number of persons affected (including residents): 13006
  • Total number of Maine residents affected: 11
  • If the number of Maine residents exceeds 1,000, have the consumer reporting agencies been notified:
  • Date(s) Breach Occured: 03/10/2021
  • Date Breach Discovered: 08/02/2021
  • Description of the Breach:
    • External system breach (hacking)
  • Information Acquired - Name or other personal identifier in combination with: Social Security Number

Notification and Protection Services

  • Type of Notification: Written
  • Date(s) of consumer notification: 09/01/2021
  • Copy of notice to affected Maine residents: MFA Financial - Version I (ME).pdf
  • Date of any previous (within 12 months) breach notifications:
  • Were identity theft protection services offered: Yes
  • If yes, please provide the duration, the provider of the service and a brief description of the service: MFA Financial, Inc. has arranged to provide free credit monitoring, Dark Web monitoring, identity theft insurance, fully managed identity restoration and lost wallet assistance services through IDX for two years to the Maine residents whose personal information may have been involved.