Oops! Yankees Employee Accidentally Leaks Personal Info Of Season-Ticket Holders

ID Thieves Set Up To Have Field Day On 20,000 People

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — Instead of chatting about Bartolo Colon’s pitching performance, New York Yankees fans were left wondering how a ticket agent accidentally distributed the personal information of more than 20,000 season-ticket holders.

A team employee sent an email to several hundred season-ticket holders Monday and mistakenly attached an internal spreadsheet that contained names, addresses, phone numbers, fax numbers and email addresses for holders of partial and full-season ticket plans.

The Yankees have started sending out letters apologizing to those affected.

The leak was first reported by Deadspin.com.

On Wednesday, the team said that no other personal or financial information — such as social security numbers, credit card data or banking records — was included in the document.

Still, one man who spoke to 1010 WINS’ Al Jones said he was quite upset.

1010 WINS’ Al Jones talks to fans about the info leak

“It just doesn’t make you happy. In the age of Facebook…everybody has your information to begin with. However, there’s no degree of privacy left anymore,” he said.

Premium account holders, such as celebrities, were not affected.

The Yankees said they immediately took measures to make sure a similar mistake won’t happen again.

The letter says the Yankees “deeply regret this incident, and any inconvenience that it might cause.”

“A mistake was made. We are being as transparent as possible and have already taken measures and steps to ensure this never happens again,” team spokesman Jason Zillo said.

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  1. Bell Toller says:

    what was the ethncity of the employee? That will explain everything.

    1. Dale Auburn says:

      How so?

    2. Bell Toller says:

      illetaretes

  2. Joey Bagadonuts says:

    COSTANZA!

  3. Dale Auburn says:

    Was it really an “accident” or was somebody PAID OFF?

  4. Teacher says:

    I signed up with the NYCDOE to work as a special ed teacher for Non-DOE students. The published my name, phone number and address on the internet, along with the OTs, PTs, Speech teachers, nurses, etc. One parent came to my apt unannounced twice. They NEVER had my permission to publish this information on the internet. Yes the lists are still there.

  5. HooDatIS? says:

    I THINK HE MAY HAVE BEEN SMOKING SOME POT
    THATS THEE ONLY WAY U CAN MAKE A DUMB MISTAKE LIKE THAT
    NEVER PRESS CLICK IN A CLOUD OF SMOKE NOT GOOD
    I SENT MY GRANDMA PICTURES OF MY BUTT LAST TIME I DID IT
    OOPS
    VISIT MY BLOG
    http://ethicalfutures.wordpress.com/2011/04/28/the-pancake-brawl-ghetto-girls-destory-ihop/

  6. stephanie says:

    Premium account holders weren’t effected. Shocking!

  7. Joe says:

    The Yankees already have your money, so they don’t care. They will only act like they care so they can get more of your money. Yankee Stadium is the most fan unfriendly place in all of baseball, and no amount of people holding “How Can I Help You?” signs can change that. You know how you can help? Allow my son to stand along the baseline pre-game to get autographs. Allow young fans to stay in the outfiled until batting practice is over, not get kicked out to leave empty sections where nobody is even sitting during the game. As far as I am concerned, you can keep your elitist stadium and team for the celbrities and politicians you cater to. Real fans should not support the Yankees, success on the field or not. The Yankees treat you like suckers and you let them.

    1. Fed-up says:

      Very True Joe. We paid for the stadium, gave them the park land and for what? They dont care about the fans anymore. Just look at their first season where their mantra was “Do it for the BOSS” what about “Honoring the Fans” . Instead of Ripping them off for $9.00 beers

  8. dabooch says:

    Managa, if your unhappy about your financial leek go over to Citi Field where they are passing the hat for the Wildon’s.

  9. KPMc says:

    So… they released a bunch of info that is pretty much available with a google search… definitely available if you pay a service… and they were released to season ticket holders not the general public, which means if anything suspicious does happen it was done by a season ticket holder?

    But CBS wants to make everyone hysterical about ID theft.

    1. Alex says:

      Or that season ticket holder sold that spreadsheet to someone else who did something….

  10. MCK says:

    At least if it had happened to Mets season ticket holders it would only affect a couple of people!

    1. floyd bannister says:

      ouch. that’s gonna leave a mark.

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