09 Jun '11, 11am

Citigroup says hackers viewed client accounts

Citigroup says hackers viewed client accounts

HONG KONG - US banking giant Citigroup said on Thursday that computer hackers have accessed information in about one percent of accounts held by its bank card customers. "During routine monitoring, we recently discovered unauthorised access to Citi's Account Online. A limited number - roughly one percent - of Citi bank card customers' account information... was viewed," it said in a statement. A Citigroup spokeswoman in Hong Kong told AFP that the security breach affected credit card accounts in the United States, but said she could not say how many customers had been affected. "There has been no impact on any of our Asia-Pacific customers - it's just in the US," she added. Citi is one of the industry's largest providers of credit cards, with more than 21 million accounts generating more than US$77 billion in receivables in North America, according to its 2010 annual repor...

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