Citibank Hacked, Credit Card customers Exposed?

Thursday, June 9, 2011


Time to check with Citibank if your credit card details was compormised or not and if you don't trust citibank.. Go ahead and ask them to cancel the current credit card and get a new one.. I am already in a process to do it btw.. 
Citigroup has acknowledged that unidentified hackers breached security and gained access to the data of hundreds of thousands of its bank card customers.
“During routine monitoring, we recently discovered unauthorized access to Citi’s Account Online,” the bank said in an e-mailed statement. “We are contacting customers whose information was impacted.”
The giant bank said about one percent of its bank card holders had been affected, putting the total count of customers exposed in the hundreds of thousands based onits annual report for last year, which said its card business had about 21 million customers in North America.
While information concerning customers’ names, account numbers, addresses and e-mail addresses was exposed, the bank said that data like clients’ “social security number, date of birth, card expiration date and card security code (CVV) were not compromised.”
“Citi has implemented enhanced procedures to prevent a recurrence of this type of event,” the bank said. “For the security of these customers, we are not disclosing further details.”

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