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Cyber Security: Citibank hack 360,000 customers card details compromised

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June 16, 2011
FedCyber Wire
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via International Business Times

Since claiming that only one per cent of its 21 million customers were affected by the recently revealed cyber attack its suffered, Citibank has since revealed that as many as 360,000 of its customers accounts may have been compromised.

The figure was released yesterday and is nearly double the amount originally estimated by the bank.

The  hack reportedly happened in May and exposed the names, account numbers and contact information of thousands of the bank’s customers.

Citibank has since clarified that the hackers did not manage to obtain certain bits of key information like customers birth-dates or card security codes.

Since revealing the attack the bank has been under pressure to reveal further details. It only admitted the security breach weeks after the attack occurred and it was only this Wednesday that it chose to elaborate on its initial statement.

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