Rell orders officials to subpoena banks in data loss

On the heels of a recent security breach at a New York bank, Gov. Jodi Rell ordered state consumer protection officials to subpoena two more

NORWALK - On the heels of a recent security breach at a New York bank, Gov. Jodi Rell ordered state consumer protection officials to subpoena two more area banks.

Attorney General Richard Blumenthal announced Wednesday that People?s United Bank had given Bank of New York Mellon a tape with customer data, such as Social Security numbers, names and addresses. The tape was to be used for a possible investment opportunity. However, Blumenthal says in February, Bank of New York Mellon lost the tape. Officials say information from Wachovia and Webster Bank customers was also included on that tape.

The loss of information raises concerns for more than four million people. Now, many are wondering what they can do protect themselves from identity theft.

Experts say customers should monitor their credit reports on a yearly basis. According to Jeff Helfand, an identity theft consultant, AnnualCreditReport.com offers free reports from all three credit bureaus once a year. Helfand also suggests signing up for a monitoring service if you think you?ve been a victim of identity theft.

NYbank loses tape with info on Connecticut residents

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Trending Video

1 Healthy Heart: Importance of learning CPR
2 Healthy Heart: Heart attack symptoms in women
3 Scholar Athlete: Ben Kraninger
4 VIDEO: Former KY governor gives Democratic response to President Trump's address
President Donald Trump gave his first address to 5 VIDEO: President Trump addresses joint session of Congress, Part 1

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Features

Focus on Connecticut Focus on Connecticut

Features local, state and federal officials discussing the issues around southwestern Connecticut.

Celebrates African-American culture in southwestern Connecticut. Our Lives

Celebrates African-American culture in southwestern Connecticut.

Each week News 12 Connecticut introduces you to Hometown Hero

News 12 highlights people who give to the community.

We spotlight a local team each week. Connecticut Team of the Week

Each week News 12 Connecticut highlights a team from a local school.

Sorry to interrupt...

Your first 5 are free

Access to News12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service Electric℠ video customers.

Please enjoy 5 complimentary views to articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.

LOGIN SUBSCRIBE