Citigroup hacking nets $2.7 million from customers

from CNET
by Steven Musil About 3400 Citigroup credit card customers suffered a loss
of $2.7 million during a security breach earlier this year, according to a
Wall Street Journal report. Citi acknowledged earlier this month that a May 10 breach compromised the …
http://news.cnet.com/8301-1009_3-20074570-83/citigroup-hacking-nets-$2.7-million-from-customers/


Citibank was hacked by altering URLs

from the Inquirer
By Dean Wilson THE HACKING of Citibank that led to the exposure of 360000
customers’ credit card details was made by simply altering the bank’s URL.
When users log into the Citi Account Online system the URL changes to
include a series of numbers …
http://www.theinquirer.net/inquirer/news/2079431/citibank-hacked-altering-urls


Citigroup Reveals Breach Affected Over 360000 Cards

from PCWorld – John Ribeiro, IDG News
Over 360083 credit card accounts in North America of Citigroup were affected as a result of a compromise of its card account management website in May, the bank said in an update on Wednesday. These were accounts issued in the …
http://www.pcworld.com/businesscenter/article/230405/citigroup_reveals_breach_affected_over_360000_cards.html


Officials press Citi for info on hacking attack

from the Financial Times
By Joseph Menn in San Francisco Authorities in the US are demanding that
Citigroup hand over information about its security in the wake of a hacking attack that exposed data on hundreds of thousands of credit card holders and raised broader concerns …
http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/7022063a-96af-11e0-baca-00144feab49a.html


What Do IMF, Citigroup, And Sony Hacks Share?

from InformationWeek
By Mathew J. Schwartz InformationWeek To the non-stop list of organizations suffering hacking attacks, now add the International Monetary Fund (IMF).
Over the weekend, the organization confirmed to multiple news outlets that
its systems had been …
http://www.informationweek.com/news/security/attacks/230600055


For China activists, hacking attacks a fact of life

from Reuters
Reuters (N) and Citigroup (CN) — have also suffered high-profile hacking attempts. Some have been tentatively traced to China, where security experts suspect authorities both turn a blind eye to hackers and sometimes use them for their own ends. …
http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/06/13/rights-china-hacking-idUSLDE75C00X20110613