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Explainer: What do you do after a data breach?

A hacker has stolen the personal information of over 100 million people from Capital One Financial Corp , the company said this week, in the latest high-profile breach of sensitive consumer data.

New York State Attorney General Letitia James speaks at a news conference...

New York attorney general to probe Capital One data breach

New York's attorney general on Tuesday said her office will begin an immediate investigation into Capital One Financial Corp's data breach, which the bank said involved the access of personal information belonging to about 100 million people in the United States.

Cyberrisk Videos

Black Hat, DEF CON pose challenge to Las Vegas 04:46

Every year, hackers and cybersecurity professionals descend on Las Vegas, Nevada, for the Black Hat and DEF CON security conferences, where attendees have been known to hack into casino elevators and ATMs. But, in 2019, there are more internet-connected devices throughout the city than ever, making it even more difficult to secure the city's infrastructure.

How a family's connected home let a hacker inside 05:55

Feel like you're being watched? Some in-home gadgets are vulnerable to being hacked to spy on you and, in worse cases, to mount wide-reaching attacks on the Internet itself.

Trump's pick to protect 2020 election says more needs to be done 05:46

Christopher Krebs, the director of the Department of Homeland Security’s Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), told Reuters in an interview that more work needs to be done - including providing paper ballot backups at polling stations - but he believes the 2020 presidential election will be the most secure yet.