Last week’s Citi Bike data breach caused quite a flurry, exposing 1,174 pieces of user data after a technical glitch; like a hurricane, the story broke, caused confusion and chaos, and then just as quickly died down. In relative terms, the Citi Bike breach is a small one. However, one of the most surprising elements of this breach were the public comments which expressed outrage at the banks, credit card companies, even the government.
But the reality is: this was a business breach and it was the responsibility of NYC Bike Share to protect the information. With all these people up in arms about the financial industry reporting yet another breach, we think it’s important that consumers really know what they are up in arms about. Read on to learn more about where data breaches come from.