Citigroup: Hackers Swiped Credit Card Data from 200,000 Accounts

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kixofmyg0t

See, EVERYTHING can be hacked. Doesn't matter if it's Sony or a bank, or Lockhed Martin. 

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jonathankeller

it's true, really. anything can be hacked. I read on a blog at a site on credit card processing that people can steal information from merchants quite easily. in fact, it's a wonder that it isn't done more often. i think making payment through paypal is great and all, but i seriously do not trust them to go up to bat for me for a few thousand dollars. though it's a lot for me, it's diddly squat for them.

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Ledoubleu

looking at the bigger picture : If "any" company wants me to use "CLOUD" anything I would have to see signifant strides in online security. I was a victim in PSN hack, now citigroup. Google's been recently penetrated again, hotmail etc.. all have had data breaches. So I ask myself where is my data safest? In my home on my external HDD. This newly revived hacker era is reminding me to take extra precaution with my online dealings.

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MattPalmer

We share similar concerns! I had my identity stolen a few years ago and it's been hell getting my financial life back on track. I just don't feel safe using or storing my information online. Once you've been through the hell of dealing with banks that don't give a &$*% about getting your money back to you, or the efforts on repairing your credit, you'll think twice too!

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jgottberg

I'm not singling out Paul here but I think if the media stopped giving these idiots air time (or HTML time as it were), it would make it a little less attractive to do this crap. It's like the idiot that runs out on the field during a baseball game... the cameras turn away and don't give the idiot the satisfaction of being on TV. Same thing thing here.

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Paul_Lilly

While some no doubt do it for attention, you can bet those credit card numbers will end up being sold on the underground market.

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jgottberg

oh absolutely. I know there is financial gain for them outside of the notoriety...

And I give you mad props, Paul. You are the hardest working man in journalism! You give us MPC readers lots of articles to get our tech fixes :)

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