Thursday, June 9, 2011

Hacker Attack: affected hundreds of thousands of Citigroup customers of data leakage

According to Citi affects about one percent of the bank card customers in the U.S. that are now being informed of the incident. Other information, such as the security code or expiration date of the cards were not broken, therefore. With a heightened security system, such data leaks are prevented in the future, said Citi.

Whether there had been suspicious account activity, the bank would not immediately confirm the newspaper aloud. The Journal also reported on customers who have complained that they had their cards at the weekend in vain want to use. Citi said to want to inform all affected customers. For the first time, according to newspaper had to give a bank data theft on a large scale.

The problem is that hackers obtain access to sensitive data by companies is increasing. Were last attacker's systems of electronics giant Sony and the U.S. defense company Lockheed Martin cracked.

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