Lawsuit filed on behalf of Wisconsin residents impacted by Capital One data breach

A class-action lawsuit has been filed on behalf of Wisconsin customers impacted by the Capital One data breach.

The suit alleges Capital One violated the Wisconsin Consumer Act when it failed to protect the private information of people who applied for credit cards with the company.

Lawton and Cates, S.C. filed the lawsuit Wednesday in the United States District Court for the Western District of Wisconsin.

Capital One executives said the breach impacted 100 million applicants. The breach happened in March and April of this last year. Around 140,000 Social Security numbers and 80,000 bank account numbers were obtained by a hacker, along with other private information belonging to Capital One applicants and customers.

The suit seeks remedies for Wisconsin residents who many have been affected, including a court order requiring Capital One to immediately provide information to customers detailing what information was accessed and to provide protection to affected customers via credit monitoring and identity theft insurance.

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