The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority has fined a Lincoln Financial brokerage firm and a Lincoln Financial advisory firm a total of $600,000 for failing to protect 1 million customer records from being accessed improperly through Internet browsers.

The independent regulator of brokers said it fined Lincoln Financial Securities of Concord, N.H., $450,000 and Lincoln Financial Advisors of Fort Wayne, Ind., $150,000 for failure to protect customer information from public access.

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