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Lisa Madigan, the Illinois attorney general,who is leading a multi-state probe into recent high-profile data breaches told U.S. lawmakers on Wednesday that companies whose systems have been hacked often have failed to take basic security precautions. On Tuesday, top executives of Target and Neiman Marcus told the Senate Judiciary Committee that hackers had found ways to penetrate their best security practices.However Madigan did not agree with the top executives claims, stating,”the notion that companies are already doing everything they can to prevent breaches is false.”

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