Of Note

UK: Credit card provider suffers breach, personal data lost

MBNA, the UK¹s largest credit card provider, has confirmed that a laptop containing the personal details of its customers has been stolen from one of its third party contractors ­ NCO Europe Ltd ­ earlier this month. The information is said to include personal details, however, no PIN numbers were reported to be contained...

Citigroup, law enforcement refute cyber heist report

Jeremy Kirk and Robert McMillan report: Citigroup and a federal law enforcement source on Tuesday refuted a claim that the bank’s customers lost millions of dollars in an advanced cyber heist over the summer, leaving lingering questions over details of the alleged attack. A source within federal law enforcement who declined to be...

AU: Two charged over $4m Perth McDonald’s EFTPOS scam

Glenn Cordingley reports: Two people have been arrested over an EFTPOS skimming scam in which $4 million was stolen from the accounts of McDonald’s customers in WA . The first man, a 36-year-old British citizen who lives in United Kingdom, was arrested on Monday and appeared in the Parramatta Local Court yesterday...

Press Release: Citi Says Its Systems Were Not Breached

For Immediate Release Citigroup Inc. (NYSE: C) December 22, 2009 Citi Says Its Systems Were Not Breached NEW YORK – In response to an inaccurate story today by The Wall Street Journal on Citi’s cyber security, Citi issued the following statement: Allegations reported today by The Wall Street Journal of a breach of Citi...

WSJ report on Citigroup hack disputed by Citigroup

Siobhan Gorman and Evan Perez of the Wall Street Journal report: The Federal Bureau of Investigation is probing a computer-security breach targeting Citigroup Inc. that resulted in a theft of tens of millions of dollars by computer hackers who appear linked to a Russian cyber gang, according to government officials…… The Citibank attack was...