Data Breach: 34,000 Morgan Stanley Clients Information Lost or Stolen


ABC News reports that sensitive information belonging to 34,000 investment clients of Morgan Stanley Smith Barney has been lost, and possibly stolen, in a data breach. The news article says the information includes clients’ names, addresses, account and tax identification numbers, the income earned on the investments in 2010, and — for some clients — Social Security numbers. The information was contained on two password-protected — but not encrypted — CD-ROMs that went missing.

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