Brokerage Firm Hack Endangers Investors

St. Louis-based Scottrade, one of the nation's largest private online stock brokerage houses, has alerted its customers that a hacker break-in may have compromised the security of an untold number of accounts.

The company did not disclose how many of its 1.3 million customers may have been affected, but noted that the breach likely only affects those customers who used its eCheck Secure service to transfer money from their bank account to their Scottrade investment accounts. Security Fix - Brian Krebs on Computer and Internet Security - (

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