Citigroup hacked, thousands of users’ data stolen

 

By Posted 9 Jun 2011, 21:30

Many major companies are finding that they are being targeted by hackers and their security is being breached as if there was none. This is leaving many users, account holders or members of these companies fearful and open to attack themselves with private information being accessed due to these hacks.

Sony is probably the most well-known victim of hacking at the moment as they have recently been in the headlines for the PlayStation Network breach, which left many users’ data being stolen. We also brought you news of Adobe Flash Player being taken advantage of and hacked.

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Now we have news of the Citi credit card company, as they have confessed that their security has been compromised and network hacked. The company has admitted that about 200,000 bank card holders’ details have been stolen.

The news comes from an article at WSJ, which reports that Citi have said details like CVV codes, expiration dates for the cards, social security numbers and birth dates were not hacked but details like contact details, email address, account numbers and names have been stolen.

Check out the link above for the full article where you will find more details about the breach. Do you have an account with Citi?