"Recent Unauthorized Access to a Limited Number of OANDA Accounts"

Discussion in 'Trading' started by Wallace, Jul 21, 2012.

  1. first time I've ever heard of any type of broker's client database being breached
    quite a surprise. not stated is how 'customers were affected'

    July 18/12 via Oanda Forum

    " OANDA has identified and immediately rectified a breach involving unauthorized
    access to our client database that affected 0.2% of our total user population.
    We were the victim of a targeted hacking attack of an employee’s laptop and are
    working closely with authorities to identify the perpetrator.
    We are in the process of notifying all affected customers and our customer service
    team is working directly with these clients to assist them. OANDA has also
    implemented additional security protocols to prevent such a breach from occurring
    If you have any questions or concerns, please contact our customer service team by
    phone at 1 877-626-3239 or by email to frontdesk@oanda.com.
    Tony Savor, CTO
    OANDA Corporation "

    reply by member laurinkus:
    " Availability of Two-Factor Authentication could have partially or fully prevented this
    kind of a security breach. This occassion confirmed that our accounts are NOT safe.
    I would like to ask you again to implement 2FA as soon as possible.
    Thank you.
    Edited laurinkus (July 19, 2012 03:53:27) "

    reference: 2FA - Two-factor authentication: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Two-factor_authentication