State AGs looking into JPMorgan data breach

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Posted: Oct 03, 2014 6:43 PM

NEW YORK (AP) — The attorneys general of Illinois and Connecticut will look into a breach of JPMorgan Chase's computer servers.

The office of Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan said Friday it will investigate the breach and will work with the office of Connecticut Attorney General George Jepsen. Jepsen's office says it has been in touch with JPMorgan Chase since August. The New York bank said Aug. 28 that it was working with law enforcement officials to look into a possible cyberattack.

JPMorgan said Thursday that the breach compromised customer information pertaining to roughly 76 million households and 7 million small businesses. The stolen data includes names, addresses, phone numbers and email addresses of customers who used Chase.com and JPMorgan Online and the ChaseMobile and JPMorgan Mobile apps. The bank says there is no evidence that the breach included account numbers, passwords, Social Security numbers or dates of birth.

It also noted that it has not seen any unusual customer fraud stemming from the data breach.

JPMorgan Chase is the largest U.S. bank in terms of assets. It discovered the breach in mid-August and said it began as early as June.

The server breach follows data thefts that have hit financial firms and major retailers this year, adding to consumer concerns over the risk of identity theft and fraud.

Shares of JPMorgan Chase & Co. rose 2.5 percent to $60.30 on Friday.