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Data breach at online trading firm exposed customer credit reports, Social Security numbers

Author: Dell Cameron / Source: The Daily Dot

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The leak consisted of about 70GB of data at a firm reportedly doing about $50 million in business.

A data breach at an online futures trading brokerage left exposed thousands of files, including credit reports, passport scans, and customer chat logs.

The leak, now secured, was identified and reported by Chris Vickery of the Kromtech Security Research Team. It was caused by a misconfigured backup device managed by a third-party IT vendor.

The trading firm was identified as AMP, a company that offers numerous platforms for online futures trading. According to the Online Brokers Hub, the company is based in Chicago, Illinois.

While the issue with the backup system is not uncommon, the breach is notable for the amount of money that passes through AMP’s systems. “The files indicate that AMP has over $50 million on the books and additionally include the private details of over 10,000 account applicants,” Kromtech reports.

Vickery reported that about 70GB of data had been…

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