(Lauren Evans) A Citi Bike software problem earlier this month resulted in a security breach for over 1,000 members, and was followed by a confusing scramble on behalf of the bike share program to contain the damage. We received a tip today from a Citi Bike member named Cody, who yesterday received a bizarre correspondence from the company alerting him to the fact that his account information—including his name, address and credit card number, expiration date and security code—may have been compromised during a "data breach," which was temporarily made public due to a URL error.
Sounds reasonable enough. But the letter, dated July 19—one day after Citi Bike's credit card machines went down for 45 minutes—contained some strange errors that caused Cody to doubt the letter's authenticity.
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