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Citibank security breach

WASHINGTON D.C. (KAIT) - A recent security breach at Citibank has exposed information about over 200,000 of its customers.

Citi's incident, one of the first known hacking cases at a bank, compromised data including credit card account numbers, names and contact information like email addresses.

According to Citi, the incident occurred in early May at Citi Account Online. With over 21 million customers in North America, according to its annual report, the breach may have exposed about one percent of its account holders.

While the bank said information like social security numbers, card security codes and birth dates were not exposed, customers may wonder if secure online banking really exists.

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