Retail Forex Platform OANDA Hit By Security Breach

Eva Szalay of The Wall Street Journal reports that some accounts on retail currency trading platform OANDA were hacked into last week, with approximately 0.2% of clients affected, according to an email sent to clients and seen by Dow Jones Newswires Monday.

The email said the incident occurred between July 14-17 and that around 200 accounts were affected before OANDA discovered that the username and password of an employee was being used to view the personal details of some account holders.

“We were the victim of a targeted hacking attack of an employee’s laptop and are working closely with authorities to identify the perpetrator. Based on our investigation, we believe that this incident may have affected the security of some of the information associated with your OANDA fxTrade account,” the company said.

The Canada-headquartered company said in the email the intruder could have had access to personal details such as employment information, bank account numbers and the total net worth of individuals.

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