States launch probe into Home Depot data breach

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At least five states are launching a coordinated probe into the data breach that has affected payment-card processing systems at Home Depot.

Reuters reports that a spokeswoman for Connecticut Attorney General George Jepson said Illinois, Connecticut and California would lead the effort. Iowa and New York also are participating.

“We have had initial contact with the company,” said Jaclyn Falkowski, director of communications for Jepsen, told Reuters. “We would decline any further comment at this time.”

Reuters reports it’s unclear if other states will join the effort.

Home Depot hasn’t said how many cards might be affected, but has confirmed the breach goes back as far as April.

Via Reuters

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