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



Location

Albany, NY
United States
42° 39' 9.2844" N, 73° 45' 22.4352" W
Date Breach Made Public: 
July 13, 2012
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Albany, NY
United States
Records Breached: 

300

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.

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