US mortgage lender Mr. Cooper suffered a large cyber attack, disrupting key systems and making mortgage and loan payments impossible. The systems lockdown has raised conjecture about a ransomware attack. Mr. Cooper reassured its customers that no fees, penalties, or negative credit ratings would result from payment delays. Customers were also advised to be wary of communications claiming to be from the company during this period.
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