Connecticut Attorney General probes JPMorgan data breach

JPMorgan Chase’s data breach that exposed the names and contact information of millions of customers is being probed by attorneys general in Connecticut and Illinois.

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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