Report: Thousands of Robin Hood app trading accounts have been hacked


Trading app Robin Hood announced over the weekend that a “limited number” of its user accounts have been hacked by hackers. The company did not say exactly how many accounts were hacked, but the Bloomberg agency reported that there were about 2,000 trading accounts.

Robin Hood spokesman said the hackers hacked into the email accounts of users of the app and through them entered their personal accounts in the app. The trading services provided through the app have not been harmed.

Robinhood is a fintech app, one of the few that have led to increased trading on US stock exchanges in recent months. buying and selling.

Robin Hood, which is mostly popular with young people, currently has about 13 million registered users.

“The security of the users of the app is a top priority for us. We are now working with anyone affected by the hack in order to secure these accounts,” said Robin Hood spokesman.

The Wall Street Journal recently reported that Robin Hood is under investigation by the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and could pay a high $ 10 million fine for failing to disclose its dealings with Algotrading companies that purchase pre-order information from it. Of its users.

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