Hackers dump Citigroup CEO personal data on the Web

Hackers dump Citigroup CEO personal data on the Web

Vikram Pandit, CEO of Citigroup, is the latest member of the financial elite to have his personal data distributed on the Internet by hackers supporting the Occupy Wall Street movement.

The Pandit data file includes his e-mail address, cell and landline numbers, home addresses and personal family information.

The information was posted on the Web by CabinCr3w, a loose hacktivist collective associated with the underground Anonymous group of e-protestors. It follows the forced removal of Occupy Wall Street demonstrators from a Citibank branch at 555 La Guardia Place, New York.

In a statement accompanying the release of the data, CabinCr3w says: "During Occupy Wall street, protesters had made way to CitiBank to withdraw their funds and close their accounts. They were met with strong police prescence and arrested. We as american citizens MUST have full control over our money and lively hood. When this is taken away from us, what else do we have? So the CEO of CitiBank has blindly jumped into the sights of the CabinCr3w..."

Ironically, Pandit last week held out an olive branch to Occupy Wall Street, saying he was prepared to meet with the movement and characterising their complaints as "completely understandable".

Other high profile financial figures to have had their personal information posted on the Web by CabinCr3w include JPMorgan Chase's Jamie Dimon, Lloyd Blankfein of Goldman Sachs, and Joseph Ficalora, chairman of Queens County Bancorp.

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