Losing money in the stock market? It could be a lot worse.

The stock market has hit year lows, but don’t feel too bad. Grieving Ameritrade customers were recently informed that their data has gone missing. While Ameritrade was quick to point out that the information was old, and that the missing backup tapes could have been destroyed, they have implemented additional account security measures and offered up a year of free credit protection services, just in case.

Keep your eyes out for more on the Ameritrade story – these data breaches always seem to turn out worse than originally thought.

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