NY: 488 affected by data breach in Mastic Beach
The village of Mastic Beach says 488 residents may have had their personal information stolen in a data breach by a former employee pretending to be the chief of police.
Mayor Maura Spery says an 18-month audit discovered a former village employee illegally accessed highly personal information from a law enforcement database.
“The level of access provided was greater than any typical police department would have reserved for Homeland Security and things of that nature,” says Village Attorney David Eldridge.
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