Public Advocate website hacked
Bill de Blasio emails:
We are contacting you because in the past you visited the New York City Public Advocate’s website and submitted information through one of our web forms, such as a “contact us” form or online petition.
During the Christmas holiday weekend, the Public Advocate’s website was the target of a sophisticated cyber-attack. Email correspondence and our internal contact management system were not accessed or exposed in any way. Information that website users submitted through forms on the website may have been accessed. Most of these submissions only include basic information such as a name and email address and no other personal information.
As a precautionary measure, we are asking that you notify us if you receive any suspicious communications such as SPAM or unsolicited emails asking for personal information with reference to the Public Advocate’s Office.
We take the security of your information as the highest priority, and our office employs a website management system and protocols that emphasize security and privacy protection.
We are currently working with various law enforcement agencies to further investigate the matter and we will assist the investigation any way we can. If you have any questions or concerns, you can click here for additional details or contact the office at 212-669-7250.
NYC Public Advocate’s Office