New York's attorney general says more than eight-million New Yorkers may still be able to sue Equifax after a massive data breach. 

This week, Eric Schneiderman's office launched a formal investigation into the hack of one of the nation's three major credit reporting agencies. 

The AG says New Yorkers can sign up for free credit monitoring and identity theft protection through Equifax without waiving their right to a class-action lawsuit against the company.

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