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4.6M customers impacted by Scottrade breach

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    In an email on Friday, brokerage firm Scottrade Inc., alerted customers to a data breach, which affected 4.6M people.

    Scottrade learned about the problem after being contacted by the FBI. According to the email sent to customers, and a public notice, the authorities learned that Scottrade was compromised while investigating other data-theft cases.

    "If your information was contained in the affected database, you will receive a letter or email from Scottrade with additional information and resources. We have secured the known intrusion point and conducted an internal data forensics investigation on this incident with assistance from a leading computer security firm. We have taken appropriate steps to further strengthen our network defenses," Scottrade told customers.

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