Personal Data of More Than 1,000 Citi Bike Users Exposed

The problem was noticed in mid-April and rectified by the end of May

Wednesday, Jul 24, 2013  |  Updated 10:14 AM EDT
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Operators of New York City's bike-sharing program say a software glitch accidentally revealed personal and financial information, including credit card data, of more than 1,000 of its account holders.

The Wall Street Journal says the program notified affected members of the problem in a letter July 19. The security breach occurred on April 15.

The problem was discovered and corrected at the end of May.

Seth Solomonow, a spokesman for the city's Department of Transportation, says nearly 1,200 customers were affected.

He didn't explain the delay between the discovery of the data breach and notification of affected customers.

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

 

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