I have used Charles Schwab as an investment site, a retirement site, a bank, and home mortgage resource. They have been great with exemplary service and NO security breaches!
Recently, I have noticed that various functionality is down on their website from time to time. Specifically, I just got the message that Fixed Income offerings may be subject to reduced or intermittent availability as we complete system maintenance. Translated, this may mean that hackers may be trying to break into this excellent financial website. I think they are bringing their site down sort of at random times to frustrate hackers who hopefully will move on to a more vulnerable, less security-conscious target.
This does not reduce my faith in Charles Schwab in the least. To the contrary, it makes me realize how dedicated they are to blocking and thwarting all attempts to undermine their client’s financial well-being and piece of mind. What they are doing further decreases the likelihood of identity theft and other invasions of our ever decreasing privacy.