The Nevada State Democratic Party has been informed by its Web vendor, Geary Internet Strategies, that a database table containing personal information of a small number of online donors from 2004, including names, addresses and credit card numbers, was backed up to a nonsecure file during a server upgrade and transfer.
There have been no reports to indicate the information has been compromised and the file no longer exists.
All affected parties have been notified. Geary Internet Strategies, at the direction of the Nevada State Democratic Party, sent e-mails to all affected donors and is now following up with phone calls to each person. Geary has provided a telephone number for donors to call for additional information.
The company is also offering free credit monitoring for the group of online donors and is also providing each with information on the steps they should take to prevent identity theft.
Those who think they may be affected should contact Geary Internet Strategies at (702) 592-2469.