16 Jun '11, 6am

Citigroup says 360,000 accounts hacked

NEW YORK: US banking giant Citigroup had told its clients that about 360,000 credit cards were affected by a computer hacking attack last month -- nearly twice the number previously acknowledged. Citigroup said late Wednesday that the security breach had compromised a total of 360,083 North America Citi-branded credit cards, after earlier saying the attack impacted around 210,000 credit card customer accounts -- roughly one per cent of its US clientele. "Citi has implemented enhanced procedures to prevent a recurrence of this type of event. We have also notified law enforcement and government officials," the banking group said in a statement to "our customers." "We continue to monitor customer service and communication channels and take every necessary action to ensure our customers are cared for." It declined to provide further details of the breach, citing the ongoing in...

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