Citigroup Breached by Hackers

(Ping! Zine Web Hosting Magazine) – Nearly 200,000 customers’ personal data from bank cards may have been exposed as Citigroup reported on Wednesday that  it had been hacked.

The breach, initially discovered in May, affected around 1% of the company’s customers, according to Citigroup, who spoke to the Financial Times. During the breach, hackers accessed information including customer account numbers, e-mail addresses, and names.

However, Financial Time’s report also indicated that other sensitive information including Social Security numbers, CVV numbers, and dates-of-birth were not exposed.

In an email to Reuters, Citigroup Spokesman Sean Kevelighan stated, “We are contacting customers whose information was impacted. Citi has implemented enhanced procedures to prevent a recurrence of this type of event.”

Citigroup is just one of many companies who have faced the wrath of hackers in the past few months. Other notable breaches include March’s breach of RSA and April’s breach of Sony’s PlayStation Network.

Citigroup, based in NYC, operates worldwide financial services for nearly 200 million customers.