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June 27, 2011, 01:58:51 PM
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NEW YORK (CNNMoney) -- Citigroup acknowledged that a hack attack last month stole millions of dollars from customers' credit card accounts.

Citigroup (C, Fortune 500) told CNN that about $2.7 million was stolen from about 3,400 accounts on May 10.


The hackers actually accessed a much larger number of accounts: 360,083. Fewer than 1% of the hacked accounts had money removed from them, according to Citigroup.

The bank reiterated that customers will not be responsible from financial losses stemming from the attacks.

"Customers are not liable for any fraud on the accounts and are 100% protected," the bank said.


http://money.cnn.com/2011/06/27/technology/citi_credit_card/index.htm?hpt=hp_t2

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June 27, 2011, 02:01:29 PM
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June 27, 2011, 02:02:56 PM
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of course, Citi gets $2.7M from the FDIC.

and then each customer has to prove that they had a loss due to that event.

place your bets... how much of the $2.7M will be disbursed to individuals vs. how much will Citi keep for themselves?
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June 27, 2011, 02:12:06 PM
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Quick, sell all your dollars! Dollar is doomed! Dollar is insecure!
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June 27, 2011, 02:12:42 PM
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of course, Citi gets $2.7M from the FDIC.

why should they get even a cent from FDIC?  what is your source?
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June 27, 2011, 02:13:50 PM
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of course, Citi gets $2.7M from the FDIC.

and then each customer has to prove that they had a loss due to that event.

place your bets... how much of the $2.7M will be disbursed to individuals vs. how much will Citi keep for themselves?

About as much as Paypal keeps from not executing seller/buyer insurance protection they acquire with the fee's they collect from each transaction.

"A banker is a fellow who lends you his umbrella when the sun is shining, but wants it back the minute it begins to rain." - Mark Twain
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June 27, 2011, 02:15:16 PM
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I'm suspecting banks get their money stolen a lot more frequently than reported.  They have a vested interest to keep everything mum unless it's absolutely necessarily to go public, i.e. an internal leak

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June 27, 2011, 02:26:43 PM
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I have noticed a trend. Hackers are really starting to get their own if you know what I mean. Hackers are usually pretty intelligent individuals, are you guys curious as to what these people will do will all this money?

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June 27, 2011, 02:30:13 PM
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are you guys curious as to what these people will do will all this money?

they're gonna invest it in bitcoin

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June 27, 2011, 02:36:28 PM
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are you guys curious as to what these people will do will all this money?

they're gonna invest it in bitcoin

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All signs do point to a massive rally.

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June 27, 2011, 02:52:36 PM
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of course, Citi gets $2.7M from the FDIC.

The FDIC only insures against insolvency.  Fraud and Theft are specifically excluded.

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June 27, 2011, 02:56:52 PM
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great find! Can we collect these articles into a sticky please? I would like to see a list of events in the traditional economy that show how traditional systems are just as vulnerable to cyber attack as bitcoin systems.

Maybe the bitcoin economy needs some insurance services. I think that a system like the cooperative one used in merchant shipping (can't remember the name now) could work well.

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June 27, 2011, 02:59:44 PM
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So is this the higher security standard that people are saying Gox needs to be held to?  A major financial institution being hacked and losing 2.7M?

No one is immune from penetration (especially not your mother!)
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June 27, 2011, 03:02:43 PM
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Wish I had more cash to invest in Coin right now.

The way post-Gox the market is still pretty stable to me means something positive will happen, because if it hasn't gone down after all that and the trusted forms of money are fucking up.

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June 27, 2011, 03:22:48 PM
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What is the relevance, exactly? 

(1) Everyone gets hacked, so no special problem for bitcoins?

or

(2) In Citi, your accounts are 100% guaranteed if you are hacked and they eat the loss, whereas in BTC, your only guarantee is being flogged in the forums if you admit what happened?
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June 27, 2011, 03:26:51 PM
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What is the relevance, exactly? 

(1) Everyone gets hacked, so no special problem for bitcoins?

or

(2) In Citi, your accounts are 100% guaranteed if you are hacked and they eat the loss, whereas in BTC, your only guarantee is being flogged in the forums if you admit what happened?

1.) Yeah, pretty much. Most users on the internet are barely able to breathe and digest properly - much less maintain a system effectively against incursions.

2.) If you have BTC taken from you, and the FIRST thing you do is post here --- I have to ask, are these users completely retarded? Who the hell does that? Drama queens? Liars? Fix the problem and move on, you know, like an adult. Don't come whining here expecting a big forum-hug.

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June 27, 2011, 03:38:10 PM
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I have noticed a trend. Hackers are really starting to get their own if you know what I mean. Hackers are usually pretty intelligent individuals, are you guys curious as to what these people will do will all this money?

Hookers and blow?

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June 27, 2011, 03:41:15 PM
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What is the relevance, exactly? 

(1) Everyone gets hacked, so no special problem for bitcoins?

or

(2) In Citi, your accounts are 100% guaranteed if you are hacked and they eat the loss, whereas in BTC, your only guarantee is being flogged in the forums if you admit what happened?

1.) Yeah, pretty much. Most users on the internet are barely able to breathe and digest properly - much less maintain a system effectively against incursions.

2.) If you have BTC taken from you, and the FIRST thing you do is post here --- I have to ask, are these users completely retarded? Who the hell does that? Drama queens? Liars? Fix the problem and move on, you know, like an adult. Don't come whining here expecting a big forum-hug.


(1) is true: everybody gets hacked.  But the risk distribution between traditional banking and bitcoin are totally different.

In traditional banking, when accounts are compromised, hackers win, banks lose, standard consumers don't win or lose anything: they remain as before and don't have to worry about it.

In the bitcoin economy, when accounts are compromised, hackers win, standard consumers / users lose, and banks are unchanged.

To me, that is the story.  The average Citi customer doesn't have to fight off the global collective IQ of the hacker community.  Citi bears that risk for them.  But they do have that job if they use bitcoins.

The gratuitous insults from the Aspy-types here are just icing on the cake.  Thankfully, not eveyone here is so callous.

(Full disclosure: I have yet to lose any BTC, but I do empathize with the posters here who've lost absurd sums of money to hackers.)



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June 27, 2011, 03:45:43 PM
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I have noticed a trend. Hackers are really starting to get their own if you know what I mean. Hackers are usually pretty intelligent individuals, are you guys curious as to what these people will do will all this money?

Hookers and blow?


Probably, though I didn't know escort services were in BTC yet.

Do you think we'll see a concentration of bitcoin wealth in the hands of hackers?

Darwinian analysis. As theft grows more widespread, at some point the average BTC is held not by an early adopter, but by a hacker who stole it from a late adopter.  What does this mean?  That BTC contracts are not between idealists, but thieves, making you much more likely to be ripped off if doing business in BTC than dollars because, as we all know, "there is no honor among thieves".
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June 27, 2011, 04:00:27 PM
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I have noticed a trend. Hackers are really starting to get their own if you know what I mean. Hackers are usually pretty intelligent individuals, are you guys curious as to what these people will do will all this money?

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