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Attorney General William Tong

07/30/2019

ATTORNEY GENERAL TONG STATEMENT ON CAPITAL ONE BREACH

Attorney General William Tong issued the following statement today regarding news that a hacker obtained the personal information of more than 100 million Capital One customers.

"As we saw with Equifax, failure to properly secure personal information has consequences — for both consumer victims and corporations. When corporations fail to take reasonable security measures, they must be held accountable. My office has initiated a review of the circumstances of this latest breach and is prepared to take action if warranted," said Attorney General Tong.

Connecticut co-led the investigation into the Equifax data breach that resulted in a $600 million settlement earlier this month—the largest such breach settlement in history.

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