Hundreds of Thousands of Citigroup Accounts Have Been Hacked

Citigroup says one percent of its credit card accounts have been accessed by hackers, which was brought to their attention by "routine monitoring". Citigroup has 21 million account holders, meaning as many as 210,000 accounts were viewed.

According to Financial Times, names, account numbers and addresses were viewed. However Citi says that Social Security numbers, birth dates and security codes were not compromised. Not catastrophic on its own, but hacks are never good, and when lumped in with the hacks against Sony, Nintendo, all you can think is...ugh. [FT and AP via NPR; Photo credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty]