Scottrade, Millions of "E-secure" system users, SSNs, account numbers, etc, "hacker"
Info is spotty on this, but according to a WFMY TV News report [link to http://www.wfmynews2.com/news/article.aspx?storyid=52617 no longer works],
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 investment accounts.
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.”
But never fear. “Scottrade officials say despite access to the information, they aren’t certain the hacker actually took the information.”
[Adam adds: Brian Krebs has more details in “Brokerage Firm Hack Endangers Investors“]