NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) – New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman announced that Doritex Corp. and its website developer Kallus Opraments will pay $95,000 and improve data security practices after allegations that 500 Social Security numbers were posted to the Internet.
According to allegations, certain Doritex employment applications could be viewed online via simple Google searches. These applications purportedly had applicant names, addresses and Social Security numbers. Schneiderman’s office charged that the company did not properly secure its application portal and did not properly implement encryption technology.
“Far too many companies consistently fail to protect our most personal information,” Schneiderman said. “I am committed to protecting the privacy of residents of New York State. No one should be exposed to identity theft or financial fraud from a company’s negligent data security practices.”
Bureau of Internet and Technology Deputy Bureau Chief Clark Russell and Resident Technologist Marc Kowtko handled the case.