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Robinhood says 5 million customer email addresses have been exposed in security breaches

Nov. 8 (Reuters) – Robinhood Markets Inc (HOOD.O) said Monday a third party had access to the email addresses of approximately five million of its customers.

The toll-free broker said the full names of another group of roughly two million people were also revealed in the breach, while 310 people had compromised more personal information, including names, births, dates and zip codes.

Robinhood said it believes no Social Security numbers, bank account numbers or debit card numbers have been disclosed and that no customer suffered any financial loss as a result of the November 3 incident.

“The unauthorized person has socially manipulated a customer support employee over the phone and gained access to certain customer support systems,” said the company in a blog post, adding that the third party had requested extortion.

The company’s stock lost around 3% in expanded trading.

Reporting from Uday Sampath in Bengaluru; Editing by Sriraj Kalluvila

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