Citigroup announced that one percent of its credit card accounts have been accessed by hackers. The news, they say, was brought to their attention by “routine monitoring.” Citigroup has 21 million account holders, which means that 1% is as many as 210,000 accounts.
According to Financial Times, names, account numbers, and addresses were viewed. However, Citi says that Social Security numbers, birth dates, card expiration dates and security codes were not compromised. In a statement printed by Financial Times, Citigroup says, “a computer breach may have given hackers access to the data of hundreds of thousands of bank card customers.” They add that the hacking was discovered “in early May.”
Categories: Identity Theft