Unencrypted personal info of LPL Financial clients on stolen device

As I’ve noted in the past, LPL Financial has reported a number of breaches in the past few years, none of which seem to have been reported in the mainstream media. On March 9, the firm reported yet another breach.

According to a letter sent by Marc Loewenthal, Senior Vice President and Chief Security/Privacy Officer to the New Hampshire Attorney General’s Office, on February 24, the firm learned that a portable drive containing unencrypted personal data on clients was stolen from the car of financial advisor Christian D’Urso. The information on the undisclosed number of clients included names, addresses, dates of birth, and Social Security numbers.

A Google search indicates that D’Urso is a Chartered Retirement Planning Counselor™ with Stoneridge Wealth Management in Oregon.

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