New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman announced his office was opening a “formal investigation” into the massive breach disclosed by Equifax.  Schneiderman stated that the breach lasted from mid-May through July, when hackers accessed names, Social Security numbers, birth dates, addresses and, in some instances, driver’s license numbers.  Under New York law, businesses with New York customers are required to inform customers and the Attorney General’s Office about security breaches that have placed personal information in jeopardy.

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