Citigroup Spokesman Doesn’t Know Anything About a Multi-Million-Dollar Theft at His Company

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Citi CEO Vikram Pandit Photo: Getty Images

Government officials told The Wall Street Journal that the FBI is investigating a theft of tens of millions of dollars at Citigroup, possibly orchestrated by a Russian gang of computer hackers. In response to the paper, a spokesman for the notoriously vast and unwieldy banking giant turned ward of the state initially had this to say: "I'm not aware of any major case the FBI is working in our company at this magnitude." Comforting.

FBI Probes Hack at Citibank [WSJ]
Hackers in breach of Citi: report [NYP]
Update: Citigroup vociferously denies fraud occurred at all, the whole thing is extremely weird. [FT/Alphaville]