1. bbjdog's Avatar
    Goldman says client data leaked, wants Google to delete email

    By Jonathan Stempel

    NEW YORK Wed Jul 2, 2014 3:32pm EDT

    A view of the Goldman Sachs stall on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange July 16, 2013. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid

    A view of the Goldman Sachs stall on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange July 16, 2013.

    Credit: Reuters/Brendan McDermid


    (Reuters) - Goldman Sachs Group Inc said a contractor emailed confidential client data to a stranger's Gmail account by mistake, and the bank has asked a U.S. judge to order Google Inc to delete the email to avert a "needless and massive" breach of privacy.

    The breach occurred on June 23 and included "highly confidential brokerage account information," Goldman said in a complaint filed last Friday in a New York state court in Manhattan.

    Goldman (GS.N) did not say how many clients were affected, and wants Google's (GOOGL.O) help in tracking down who might have accessed the data. The Wall Street bank also said Google "appears willing to cooperate" if there is a court order.

    Google, Goldman and Goldman's law firm did not immediately respond on Wednesday to requests for comment.

    According to Goldman, the outside contractor had been testing changes to the bank's internal processes in connection with reporting requirements set forth by the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority.

    Goldman said the contractor meant to email her report, which contained the client data, to a "gs.com" account, but instead sent it to a similarly named, unrelated "gmail.com" account.

    The bank said it has been unable to retrieve the report or get a response from the Gmail account owner. It said a member of Google's "incident response team" reported on June 26 that the email cannot be deleted without a court order.

    "Emergency relief is necessary to avoid the risk of inflicting a needless and massive privacy violation upon Goldman Sachs' clients, and to avoid the risk of unnecessary reputational damage to Goldman Sachs," the bank said.

    "By contrast, Google faces little more than the minor inconvenience of intercepting a single email - an email that was indisputably sent in error," it added.

    Goldman is based in New York, and Google in Mountain View, California.

    The case is Goldman, Sachs & Co v. Google Inc, New York State Supreme Court, New York County, No. 156295/2014.
    Supa_Fly1 likes this.
    07-07-14 10:19 AM
  2. ArmedHitman's Avatar
    Goldman says client data leaked, wants Google to delete email

    By Jonathan Stempel

    NEW YORK Wed Jul 2, 2014 3:32pm EDT

    A view of the Goldman Sachs stall on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange July 16, 2013. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid

    A view of the Goldman Sachs stall on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange July 16, 2013.

    Credit: Reuters/Brendan McDermid


    (Reuters) - Goldman Sachs Group Inc said a contractor emailed confidential client data to a stranger's Gmail account by mistake, and the bank has asked a U.S. judge to order Google Inc to delete the email to avert a "needless and massive" breach of privacy.

    The breach occurred on June 23 and included "highly confidential brokerage account information," Goldman said in a complaint filed last Friday in a New York state court in Manhattan.

    Goldman (GS.N) did not say how many clients were affected, and wants Google's (GOOGL.O) help in tracking down who might have accessed the data. The Wall Street bank also said Google "appears willing to cooperate" if there is a court order.

    Google, Goldman and Goldman's law firm did not immediately respond on Wednesday to requests for comment.

    According to Goldman, the outside contractor had been testing changes to the bank's internal processes in connection with reporting requirements set forth by the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority.

    Goldman said the contractor meant to email her report, which contained the client data, to a "gs.com" account, but instead sent it to a similarly named, unrelated "gmail.com" account.

    The bank said it has been unable to retrieve the report or get a response from the Gmail account owner. It said a member of Google's "incident response team" reported on June 26 that the email cannot be deleted without a court order.

    "Emergency relief is necessary to avoid the risk of inflicting a needless and massive privacy violation upon Goldman Sachs' clients, and to avoid the risk of unnecessary reputational damage to Goldman Sachs," the bank said.

    "By contrast, Google faces little more than the minor inconvenience of intercepting a single email - an email that was indisputably sent in error," it added.

    Goldman is based in New York, and Google in Mountain View, California.

    The case is Goldman, Sachs & Co v. Google Inc, New York State Supreme Court, New York County, No. 156295/2014.
    Imagine that person emails it to another Yahoo email LOL!
    bbjdog likes this.
    07-07-14 10:46 AM
  3. anon1727506's Avatar
    Or if the person had forwarding set up on their Google Account.... if the email was sent on the 23rd and they just filed to get the court order (thus making it public), that was a long delay. If it was information that someone could/would "use", that have already set it to someone else. But most likely it went in the spam folder and is just sitting there.


    While it goes to show how important it is to be careful in addressing emails, or allowing outside contractors access to sensitive data - not sure what this has to do with BlackBerry or mobile communications at all....
    07-07-14 11:23 AM
  4. Prem WatsApp's Avatar
    US Marshall committed similar blunder by CC'ing instead of BCC'ing to list of people interested in captured / stolen bitcoins that were to be auctioned off.



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    07-13-14 08:13 PM
  5. Supa_Fly1's Avatar
    Bbj can you change the same title please?!!??

    ? BlackBerry Z30 ? If it Don't Make Dollars, It don't Make Sense ?
    07-20-14 11:54 AM
  6. DavideaNY's Avatar
    How exactly is this related to BlackBerry? This is not a security breach or an attack from hackers. Hell.. From what we know that email could have be sent from a BlackBerry!!

    There is nothing you can do against human stupidity.. this person simply sent the email to the wrong recipient.. with BES the result would probably had been the same!

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    07-21-14 12:17 AM

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