Yankees: 21000 Fans’ Personal Data Leaked

April 29, 2011 7:34 am

This is turning out to be the Data leak week. After the Sony Playstation Network stolen accounts, we spotted this statistic today –

“A sales rep for the New York Yankees accidentally e-mailed a spreadsheet containing names, addresses, phone numbers, e-mail addresses, and seat numbers of more than 21,000 season ticket holders to thousands of clients, according to blog site Deadspin.

“There are no credit card numbers, but there are account ID numbers. And on Yankees.com, licensees need only their account ID number and password to access their accounts,” the report said yesterday. “With the spreadsheet, we have all the account IDs and can probably guess more than a few passwords via spouse’s names, street names, and good old ‘abc123.’ At the very least, the list email addresses are valuable to spammers.”

Read more: http://news.cnet.com/8301-27080_3-20058500-245.html#ixzz1KtZLCsac

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