Almost 2,000 Robinhood accounts infiltrated by hackers – Bloomberg News

October 16, 2020 - 12:16 PM
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Hackers infiltrated nearly 2,000 accounts of fintech startup Robinhood Markets Inc and siphoned off customer funds, Bloomberg News reported.

Robinhood was now considering whether to add a phone number along with other tools, the report said.

Last week, the Menlo Park, California-based company said some customers might have become a target of hackers because of their personal email accounts being compromised outside of its platform.

Robinhood did not immediately respond to a Reuters request for comment. —Reporting by C Nivedita in Bengaluru; Editing by Shinjini Ganguli