Morgan Stanley employee steals client data of 900 people.

A Morgan Stanley Employee Stole Data on 900 Clients and Posted It Online

A Morgan Stanley Employee Stole Data on 900 Clients and Posted It Online

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Jan. 5 2015 1:11 PM

A Morgan Stanley Employee Stole and Posted Data on 900 Clients

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Morgan Stanley has fired the employee behind the stolen data.

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Morgan Stanley said it has fired an employee who had stolen data from 900 of the firm's wealth management clients.

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"While there is no evidence of any economic loss to any client, it has been determined that certain account information of approximately 900 clients, including account names and numbers, was briefly posted on the Internet.  Morgan Stanley detected this exposure and the information was promptly removed," Morgan Stanley said in a statement. 

The name of the terminated employee has not been released. 

Morgan Stanley (NYSE: MS) today began advising certain Wealth Management clients that an employee had stolen partial client data.  The Wealth Management employee has been terminated, and law enforcement and regulatory authorities have been advised of the incident.
While there is no evidence of any economic loss to any client, it has been determined that certain account information of approximately 900 clients, including account names and numbers, was briefly posted on the Internet.  Morgan Stanley detected this exposure and the information was promptly removed.
Overall, partial account information of up to 10 percent of all Wealth Management clients was stolen.  The data stolen does not include account passwords or social security numbers.  The Firm is taking the precaution of notifying all potentially affected clients and instituting enhanced security procedures including fraud monitoring on these accounts.
All impacted clients are in the process of being contacted by the Firm and their Financial Advisors.  A dedicated information line also has been established at 855-398-6437 (U.S. and Canada) or 512-201-2186 (outside the U.S. and Canada).
Morgan Stanley takes extremely seriously its responsibility to safeguard client data, and is working with the appropriate authorities to conduct and conclude a thorough investigation of this incident.