New York State Comptroller's Office, New York State Assembly


Under Review: 
No Review
Date Breach Made Public: 
July 13, 2012
geo: 
Albany , NY
United States
Records Breached: 

300

Breach Total Number: 
300
Source: 
Media
Year of Breach: 
Type of organization: 
Type of breach: 

The New York state Comptroller's Office accidentally released the personal information of over 300 current and former state lawmakers and their staff.  The information was intended to fulfill a reporter's request for per diem payments collected by lawmakers.  The information was posted in a spreadsheet online. The Social Security numbers were accessible on hidden pages within the spreadsheet; though they were initially believed to be hidden from public view. The private information was available for less than a day.