Five million people exposed in Scottrade brokerage hack

Business only found out when the FBI came calling.
Iain Thomson:
If you’ve bought shares using retail broker Scottrade in the last few years, you may want to get in touch with the biz because its servers have been plundered by hackers unknown.
The firm only found out about the data breach when the Feds got in contact to let it know. It now appears that 4.6 million customer accounts have been compromised. The IT security breach occurred between “late 2013 and early 2014”, and the intruders primarily went after customer names and addresses, we’re told.
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