TD Ameritrade issued a press release Friday with another nugget of information in it.
TD AMERITRADE Holding Corporation (NASDAQ:AMTD) has discovered and eliminated unauthorized code from its systems that allowed access to an internal database. The discovery was made as the result of an internal investigation of stock-related SPAM.
Making conclusions off press releases and news articles is a fool’s exercise, but I’m a fool and I like to exercise. This tidbit could indicate malware, possibly from an endpoint. The focus on SPAM also seems to support more of a malware than SQL Injection.
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On the bright side, it looks like they are handling the situation aggressively, notifying early, and so far the focus is on email addresses, not financial info.