Bloomberg News reports that Connecticut Attorney General George Jepsen’s office has been in contact with JPMorgan about the breach since its disclosure earlier this year, Jacklyn Falkowski, a spokeswoman for Jepsen, said in an e-mail, declining to comment further. Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan is also investigating.
JPMorgan, the largest U.S. bank, on Oct. 2 outlined the scope of the previously disclosed breach, revealing it affected 76 million households and 7 million small businesses. The New York-based bank said there’s no evidence that account numbers and passwords were compromised, even as names and contact data were exposed.
Hackers exploited an employee password to crack a JPMorgan server and ultimately pull off one of the largest-ever cyber-attacks. The bank has been struggling to head off damage from the breach, first reported by Bloomberg News in August.
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