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[ISN] Security Breach At Investment Company Compromises Personal Information Of Customers
From: InfoSec News (isnc4i.org)
Date: Mon Nov 28 2005 - 02:38:36 CST
WFMY News 2
Greensboro, NC -- Millions of names, addresses, social security
numbers, and bank account numbers could be in dangerous hands.
Officials with Scottrade, an investment company with an office in
Greensboro say a security breach compromised the information of some
of its account holders.
A letter to customers says a hacker broke into the E-secure system
which transfers money from customer's bank accounts to their
The letter says the breach happened October 25th.
One local Scottrade customer, who wishes to remain anonymous, says he
got the later on November 25th.
"Who knows when the information will drop off from whoever hacked into
the system," the man says. "Who knows if information is up on a chat
room right now being sold to the highest bidder."
Scottrade officials say despite access to the information, they aren't
certain the hacker actually took the information.
The breach does not affect all of Scottrade's customers.
This only affects those who use the E-secure system to transfer money
from their bank account to their investment account.
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