Goldman Sachs - 02/07/2014

Goldman Sachs Group Inc warned customers of a data breach that occured when an outside contractor emailed confidential client data to a stranger's Gmail account by mistake. The bank has asked a U.S. judge to order Google Inc to delete the email to avert a "needless and massive" breach of privacy.  "The breach occurred on June 23 and included "highly confidential brokerage account information," Goldman said in a complaint filed last Friday in a New York state court in Manhattan".Goldman Sachs did not say how many people were affected and are asking Google to assist in tracking down who has access to the data.The contractor meant to email a report to a gs.com account but inadvertently sent it to a similar email address with a gmail.com account. Goldman Sachs has not been able to retrieve the report and has not received a response back by the individual who owns the gmail account.