Conn. AG demands Citigroup data breach details
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut's attorney general has asked New York City-based financial services company Citigroup Inc. for more detailed information about a data breach it disclosed recently.
In a letter to Citigroup's chief executive and general counsel, Attorney General George Jepsen asks for a state-by-state breakdown of the number of people affected by the breach. He also wants details about the circumstances of the breach, what steps Citigroup has taken to ensure data are safe and other information.
Citigroup said Thursday about 200,000 credit card customers in North America had their names, account numbers and email addresses stolen by hackers.
Jepsen says he wants the information to ensure Connecticut consumers are protected.
Spokesman Sean Kevelighan (kev-eh-LIN') said Tuesday that Citigroup has determined the accounts and type of information accessed and notified those affected, about 1 percent of customers in North America.