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March 13th, 2007

ugly, real ugly - TD Ameritrade, ETrade Financial and Charles Schwab. @ 11:14 am

Mood: worried worried

3 Indicted in Online Brokerage Hacking Scheme - washingtonpost.com

The good news is that I don't have any online accounts with these folks.
 
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From:goldibehr
Date:March 14th, 2007 01:36 am (UTC)
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Did you notice there's no description of how the passwords/personal_info was obtained? Makes you wonder if those men were direct or indirect employees of those brokerages.
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From:geekbearjeff
Date:March 14th, 2007 12:37 pm (UTC)
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I wonder if the account info was phished from users or captured by worms/malware on a home computer.

How are you doing?
How is your hubby doing?
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From:goldibehr
Date:March 16th, 2007 02:25 pm (UTC)
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I'm more cynical. It wouldn't surprise me if these brokerage houses outsourced backoffice work, and these guys just stole the customer info.

We're both doing fine. Working from home today because of the (threat of) snow.
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From:geekbearjeff
Date:March 18th, 2007 06:50 pm (UTC)
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I was trying to not go there, especially with the ( presumed ) country of origin of the folks involved...

I've already been accused of making certain sharp comments, ... , about moving development overseas.
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From:coachbear
Date:March 27th, 2007 05:13 am (UTC)
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hey jeff
hope u have a grrrrrrrrreat burpday!!!
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From:geekbearjeff
Date:March 28th, 2007 11:05 pm (UTC)
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Thanks!
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From:perkk
Date:March 28th, 2007 06:52 pm (UTC)

Happy Birthday

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Wishing you the best!
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From:geekbearjeff
Date:March 28th, 2007 11:05 pm (UTC)

Re: Happy Birthday

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Thanks!

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