Breaking News: Remember When I told you to cancel your Citi accounts???
Anyway if you still have a Citibank debit/atm card, their system which Citibank purposely makes easy to be hacked has been just that: hacked. If you think is just tri's tinfoil, think again. There is even an article about it on MSNBC posted at 4pm Eastern Time (http://msnbc.msn.com/...). More Below:
tri's diary :: ::
Of course the chickenshits at Citibank have refused to comment to the media or admit that their systems suck. Of course the MSNBC version is weak and doesn't make them out to be the whole corporate criminals and liers they are. So here is the good version, which I will quote from and put in a link to so you can read the whole version
Idiot Watch: Citibank Locks Down ATM Cards
One of the largest banking chains in the world, Citibank ran a lockdown of ATM cards for customer traveling or otherwise in Canada, Europe or Russia. Apparently, the network had been hacked. Unfortunately, Citibank seems somewhat lacking as some reported Citibank failed to notify them before they used their card to attempt to retrieve money. Yep... the idiot watch sees something new (http://www.securitypronews.com/...).
Yup, their were a bunch of Americans oversees who found out that Shitibank sucks. Unfortunetly for them they found this out while they were in another country with no money. These included people who even called in advance to make sure they would have a working atm/debit card. For example Jake Applebaum :
I identified myself as an upset customer whose account was locked for some unknown reason. She asked me a few questions about my location, my issue and then informed me that my card was suspected of fraud.
Naturally, I perked my ears up and asked for details of any fraud. She informed me that there had been no direct fraudulent transactions on my account. Rather, she informed me that the ATM networks of Canada, Russia and the United Kingdom have been compromised. I used the term class break as a question and she repeated that there has been a class break of the ATM networks in those countries. The ATM network in Canada has been compromised and as a result, using my ATM card over the Canadian network locked my account automatically. She informed me that this has been an ongoing issue for the last two weeks. When I asked why there was no media attention, she said she wasn't sure. I said it was a pretty big deal and she agreed.
She informed me that I would have to return to the United States to change my pin number before my card would be valid and in a usable state again. When I informed her that I would be traveling outside of the United States for at least a few months, possibly up to six, she repeated that I would have to re-enter the United States to fix the problem (http://www.securitypronews.com/...).
Yup, another fine example of Citibank's stupidity, lies, and ineptitude. Hmm, like I say Citibank=Bu$h. Like Bu$h, like one of his favorite corporate terrorists. But anyways back to the story.
This still remains primarily a security problem, though it's turning into a public relations problem too. This is good example of Citibank's obvious lack of a solid contingency when security problems like this occur and that, inevitably, will happen again. They failed to notify customers, they failed to notify the media or anyone else. This is an excellent example of how not to handle a security problem like this (http://www.securitypronews.com/...).
Horrible, but not particularly shocking. Damn it, you can only do so many things at once, and when you busy yourself whoring to rethugs, giving bribes to rethugs, and kissing the asses of rethugs well that doesn't leave much time for things like customer service.
The good one-http://www.securitypronews.com/...
The MSM (MSNBC)one-http://msnbc.msn.com/...
The original blog: http://ioerror.livejournal.com/...