Thu. Nov 26th, 2020

New York State Attorney General Opens Investigation Into Capital One Data Breach

Yesterday, it was reported that financial giant, Capital One, suffered a major data breach that impacted over 100 million customers. Now, New York Attorney General, Letitia James, has opened an investigation into the incident.


In a statement via Twitter, James said:

“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. These hacks are becoming far too commonplace and we cannot allow this to become everyday occurrences.”


The breach, which was carried out by a former Amazon Web Services employees, is ranked as one of the largest-ever data breaches of a big bank. And the bank suspects that it will cost up to $150 million, including paying for credit monitoring for affected customers.