Capital One Ordered To Release Report Of Massive Data Heist

By Ben Kochman (May 27, 2020, 10:47 PM EDT) -- Capital One Financial Corp. has been ordered to disclose a cybersecurity firm's forensic analysis of its massive 2019 data breach, after a Virginia federal court that is hearing consumer litigation stemming from the breach rejected an argument that the report is protected by attorney-client privilege.

The Virginia-based bank, which faces an onslaught of litigation after a cybercriminal allegedly exposed the sensitive data of more than 100 million people, had claimed that it should not be forced to turn over the analysis from cybersecurity consultant Mandiant, because the document was prepared to help Capital One's attorneys deal with the lawsuits.

But Capital One, which...

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