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New York State Opening Investigation of Capital One Data Breach

Erik Larson

(Bloomberg) -- New York state is opening an investigation into a data breach at Capital One Financial Corp. that involves the personal information of 100 million consumers.

The breach allowed for illegal access to names, Social Security numbers, dates of birth, addresses and other highly sensitive personal information, New York Attorney General Letitia James said in a statement Tuesday.

“My office will begin an immediate investigation into Capital One’s breach, and will work to ensure that New Yorkers who were victims of this breach are provided relief,” James said in the statement. “We cannot allow hacks of this nature to become everyday occurrences.”

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