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It turns out Citibank was hacked in early May. Wait, you hadn't heard? Me neither. Well, that's just because Citibank chose to keep quiet about it until now.

We're talking a fairly serious hack, too. The personal and account information of some 200,000 Citibank card holders in North America was breached, reports Reuters, including contact specifics like names and email addresses. The solitary bit of good news? Citibank claims far more sensitive info like social security numbers, birth dates, card expiry dates and CVV card security codes were not compromised.
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Further reading:

BBC

TGD

Reuters

Likely, they didn't want to be thrown in with all the Sony "issues" at the time but, all this hacking lately has really been "crossing the line" imo, what are your thoughts/opinions?
Edited by Masked - 6/9/11 at 5:22am
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Been telling people to get off of Sony's back.

Crime is crime. These hacks are not the result of pre-school security.

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Been telling people to get off of Sony's back.

Crime is crime. These hacks are not the result of pre-school security.

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Exactly. Any website getting hacked, and any data leak is very serious.

Now I await the praising of the Citibank hackers for exposing how insecure Citibank is. Just like people were doing for the Sony hacks . . .
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Did they forget to close ports too?
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post #5 of 38
They deserved to be hacked because.... erm.....

they were responsible for the 2008 financial crisis... well.... sort of
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Wow... a month later? That alone should raise concerns over anyone looking to bank with them.
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*insert a pro hackers comment to start war*
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Wow... a month later? That alone should raise concerns over anyone looking to bank with them.
...I actually don't necessarilly disagree with their tactics.

They did a complete internal investigation and then at the conclusion of that investigation released their findings.

This wasn't a Sony crisis where the world knew they were hacked 10 minutes later but, had no idea by whom.

Citibank found out the who, what, where, when, why and how...Then reported.

Sony tactic = ALERT THE MEDIA, PANIC!
Citibank tactic = Investigate then report.
post #9 of 38
A topic like this is indeed political and now free thought will be squashed.


These recent hacks are undoubtedly part of a wave of false flag cyber terrorism with the intent of pushing through internet control legislation. As the mainstream media is already corrupt to the core, the internet is the last stand for information freedom.
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i love the new trend of waiting 5 months before telling anyone thier shiz was hacked....makes sense, because no one cares that thier information may have been stolen, thats just silly talk.
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