Personal data briefly exposed at NYC bike share

July 24, 2013

(AP)—Operators of New York City's bike-sharing program say a software glitch accidentally revealed personal and financial information of more than 1,000 of its account holders.

The Citi Bike program notified affected members of the problem in a July 19 letter, according to The Wall Street Journal, which reviewed the letter. The breach occurred on April 15 and involved data including credit card numbers, security codes and expiration dates.

A spokesman for the city Department of Transportation says nearly 1,200 customers were affected. He didn't explain the delay between the discovery of the and notification of affected customers.

Spokesman Seth Solomonow said there was no evidence any personal information "was maliciously accessed or misused."

Explore further: Citigroup says 360,000 affected by hackers

Related Stories

Citigroup says 360,000 affected by hackers

June 16, 2011

Hackers stole account information of more than 360,000 of Citigroup Inc.'s U.S. credit card customers in a recent data breach, the bank said Wednesday, almost double the number initially thought.

Morningstar: Client credit card data may be leaked

July 6, 2013

Morningstar Inc. says it discovered an illegal intrusion into its systems that may have compromised some of its clients' personal information, including email addresses, passwords, and credit card numbers.

Office of the Courts was hacked

May 9, 2013

The Washington state Administrative Office of the Courts has been hacked, and up to 160,000 Social Security numbers and 1 million driver's license numbers may have been accessed during the data breach of its public website.

Recommended for you

Making it easier to collaborate on code

October 26, 2016

Git is an open-source system with a polarizing reputation among programmers. It's a powerful tool to help developers track changes to code, but many view it as prohibitively difficult to use.

Dutch unveil giant vacuum to clean outside air

October 25, 2016

Dutch inventors Tuesday unveiled what they called the world's first giant outside air vacuum cleaner—a large purifying system intended to filter out toxic tiny particles from the atmosphere surrounding the machine.


Please sign in to add a comment. Registration is free, and takes less than a minute. Read more

Click here to reset your password.
Sign in to get notified via email when new comments are made.