Samsung Mobile CTO Omar Khan quits, heads to Citigroup

By on July 11, 2011 at 11:30 AM.

Samsung Mobile CTO Omar Khan quits, heads to Citigroup

Samsung Mobile’s chief product and technology officer Omar Khan announced on Monday that he is departing the company to take up a post in the mobile division of Citigroup. There, Khan will work on the bank’s global mobile solutions. Khan’s role at Samsung was to plan, market and manage new products, content and services. He was a staple at most Samsung press conferences, where he introduced new products such as the original Galaxy S line, the Infuse 4G, Galaxy Tab, and more. Nick Dicarlo, vice president of portfolio planning and product marketing, and Gavin Kim, vice president of content, data services, and enterprise Mobility will remain on board at Samsung Mobile and will be “assuming most of the product and service spokesperson responsibilities for Samsung Mobile,” Khan said. More →

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Citigroup hacked, 200,000 accounts compromised

By on June 10, 2011 at 2:30 AM.

Citigroup hacked, 200,000 accounts compromised

On Thursday Citigroup announced that hackers had breached its systems in May and accessed personal data from 200,000 accounts — about 1% of its customers. The hackers managed to steal customer email addresses, contact information and account numbers, but Reuters reported that other information such as birth dates, Social Security Numbers and credit card expiration dates were not accessed. “We are contacting customers whose information was impacted. Citi has implemented enhanced procedures to prevent a recurrence of this type of event,” Citigroup spokesperson Sean Kevelighan, said. “For the security of these customers, we are not disclosing further details.” It is currently unclear who was responsible for the breach. More →

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