Fox News — Google accounts, which provide access to personal information for a variety of businesses, including online stores and credit card companies, have been breached.
Google’s account recovery service, called Google Accounts, has been hacked in several states, including New York, California and Maryland, according to a report from Reuters.
The breach is the latest in a string of data breaches at Google, including the data breach at Target last year and the breach at the email provider Equifax in 2015.
Google confirmed the breach to Fox News in an email on Wednesday, saying: “We’re working closely with the states to ensure that they get all the information they need to address this incident.”
The New York Times reported earlier this week that hackers had breached the accounts of two banks and a credit union.
The New York City Police Department is investigating the incidents, which are under investigation.
The breach at Equifax also involved at least two banks, according the Times.
It was not immediately clear how many victims were affected by the breach.
In a statement on Wednesday afternoon, Equifax said: “The personal information of millions of customers is now safe and secure.
Equifax has made every effort to notify customers of this incident, and we continue to work closely with law enforcement and cybersecurity experts to assist them with their investigations.”
The FBI has been assisting the state of New York in its investigation, and investigators are looking into whether any other people were affected, according Fox News.
Fox News has reached out to Google for comment.