Citigroup breach exposed more accounts than first claimed
Revisionist pwnage report
The security breach that hit the website of Citigroup exposed data for more than 360,000 accounts, the bank said on Wednesday, about 80 percent more than it previously reported.
Citigroup publicly disclosed the compromise last week, but said it involved about 200,000 accounts. Wednesday's revision came amid an inquiry by the Connecticut Attorney General's office, which is one of several state and federal authorities looking into the breach. The hack exposed account holders names, account numbers, and email addresses. It didn't included data typically required in credit card theft, such as the three-digit CVV codes or card expiration dates.
Citi said it discovered the breach on May 10 and immediately rectified the vulnerability that lead to it. It took another two weeks for investigators to determine that customer data had been stolen. The bank has come under criticism for waiting until June 3 to mail notification letters to customers and until June 9 to issue a public statement.
People familiar with the investigation told The New York Times that the attackers gained access to the data by exploiting a garden-variety web flaw in which the hackers changed the numbers in the URLs on the company's website. ®
If I get a letter from Citi,
(which I think under my State Law they are required to send me if I was affected) I will be contacting a truly Burkean lawyer to represent me in suit against them. And I will most vociferously object to being modified into a class action. The means to prevent this particular hack are covered in Web Design 001, not 411.
Citi - a multinational bank - fell victim to a url modification hack.
Why are they still in business.
Next news from Citi group will be that more details about customers were stolen than first thought
Followed by the fact that the details werent as encrypted as first thought