Access to more than 10,000 login keys allegedly linked to Robinhood trading accounts were on the market last week on the dark web, according to a report by Bloomberg, which surveyed dark web marketplaces.
- The amount of Robinhood-related emails for sale dwarf those for other brokerages by 5-to-1, analysts told Bloomberg, an indication Robinhood accounts are viewed as more vulnerable, the report quoted an analyst as saying.
- Robinhood told Bloomberg it's not the only brokerage that's subject to attack and noted that a stolen email isn't by itself enough to compromise an account.
- Robinhood clients have been complaining their accounts have been hacked and that the company has been slow to respond. An internal investigation found almost 2,000 accounts were compromised as a result of hacked emails, according to a Bloomberg report earlier this month.
- Despite the company's statement at the time blaming the attacks on the victims' personal email accounts being compromised, several victims told Bloomberg they found no evidence this happened.