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Scottrade Reveals Data Breach Impacting 4.6 Million Customers

Scottrade, an online brokerage firm revealed that it was a victim of a data breach, which affected around 4.6 million customers. The data breach occurred between late 2013 and early 2014.

The online brokerage received a notice from federal law enforcement officials that they are investigating cybersecurity crimes involving the theft information from financial services companies including Scottrade.

Scottrade believed that its network that the hackers targeted the names and addresses of its clients. According to the online brokerage firm, “It appears that contact information was the focus of the incident” although the social security numbers email addresses and other sensitive data were included in...