Hacked server exposes brokerage customers' data

Tuesday, 29 November 2005, 2:46 PM EST

Online brokerage Scottrade says a server compromise at a service provider may have exposed the financial details of its customers, including banking account information and Social Security numbers. The security breach follows warnings from U.S. securities regulators that hackers and phishing fraudsters have stepped up their targeting of online investors, prompting enhanced education efforts by brokerage firms and the U.S. government.

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