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Global Banking News-August 10, 2011--Japanese credit card unit of Citigroup reports breach of data security(C)2011 ENPublishing -

Global Banking News - 10 August 2011

The Japanese credit card unit of Citigroup, Inc (NYSE: C) has announced data theft of customers.

The unit said that personal information of more than 92,000 customers was sold to a third party after it was stolen from the unit. The information that changed hands included names, account numbers, addresses, phone numbers and birth dates of 92,408 credit card holders. The personal identification numbers and card security codes were not accessed, the company said.

This is the second time in two months that the company has admitted to a security breach that has compromised personal information of clients.

According to the Japan Times, 'A person involved in a company to which Citi Cards outsourced part of its business illicitly obtained the information and sold it to a third party, the unit of Citigroup said Friday.'

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