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Jepsen Wants Info On Citigroup Data Breach

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HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ Connecticut Attorney General George Jepsen has asked Citigroup Inc. for more detailed information about a data breach it disclosed recently.

In a letter to Citigroup’s chief executive and its general counsel, Jepsen asked for a state-by-state breakdown of the number of individuals affected by the breach.

He also asked for details about the circumstances of the breach, what steps Citigroup has taken to ensure that data are safe and other information.

Citigroup said Thursday that about 200,000 credit card customers in North America had their names, account numbers and email addresses stolen by hackers who broke into Citi’s online account site.

Jepsen said he wants the information to ensure that Connecticut consumers are protected.

Spokesman Sean Kevelighan  said Citigroup has begun determining the accounts and type of information accessed and is notifiying clients.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)

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