Zillow slapped with $60 million lawsuit over hacked listing of Bel Air mansion
Zillow Group is facing a $60 million lawsuit for negligence after a listing on its site was hacked last month.
The hackers claimed that the property had been sold multiple times for tens of millions of dollars below asking price – once for $110 million, then for $90.5 million and then $94.3 million. They also posted notice of an open house for the property, which would be unusual for a luxury listing at this price.
According to a compliant filed in federal district court in Los Angeles by the seller of the property – a limited liability company controlled by luxury builder Bruce Makowsky – the false sales information inflicted damage on the sellers by dramatically corrupting the listing price.