July 31, 2019 / 3:11 PM / 21 days ago

Italy's UniCredit says carrying out own probe in relation to Capital One data breach

FILE PHOTO: The headquarters of UniCredit bank is seen in downtown Milan, Italy, February 8, 2016.REUTERS/Stefano Rellandini/File Photo

MILAN (Reuters) - Italy’s biggest bank by assets UniCredit said on Wednesday it was carrying out its own investigation in relation to a major data breach at capital one Financial Corp.

“On July 30, UniCredit became aware that its name has been mentioned in relation to the Capital One issue.

“UniCredit has contacted the relevant authorities and is actively investigating the matter,” UniCredit said in a statement.

The bank gave no further details.

Capital One said this week that 106 million people who had applied for credit cards in the United States and Canada had their personal data exposed in the incident.

Reporting by Gianluca Semeraro, editing by Silvia Aloisi

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