Massive Capital One breach exposes personal info of 100 million Americans

Banking institution Capital One announced a data breach that exposed its name, address, phone number, email, date of birth, and self-reported income to approximately 100 million Americans and 6 million Canadians.

(Equifax, I have my beer.)

According to the US Department of Justice, a hacker is already in custody. 33- The Wall Street Journal The report was a former Amazon Web Services engineer.

According to Capital One's press release, the Canadian Social Insurance number of 140,000 US social security numbers, 18,000 bank account numbers, and 1 million bank account numbers have been compromised, May seem small compared to 160 million individuals who have received. But actually it looks like this.

The most frequently accessed information category is consumer and small business information at the time of application for one of our credit card products from 2005 to early 2019. This information includes the following information: Personal Information Capital One will collect on a regular basis upon receipt of credit card applications, including name, address, postal code / postal code, telephone number, email address, date of birth and self-reported income. In addition to credit card application data, individuals acquired some of their credit card customer data, including:

Customer status data such as credit status, credit line, balance, payment history, contact information

Fragment of transaction data 23 days in total for 2016, 2017 and 2018

Potential social engineering and identity theft Feeding is good for. They know who is harassing the target and how to do it.

Capital One has amended the "Configuration Vulnerability" and added that "I do not believe that information is fraudulent or spread by this individual. The company said it will provide free credit monitoring and identity theft protection to everyone. [19659010] However, like Equifax, the customer may want to sue.

The company tells investors that it expects to incur $ 100 to $ 150 million in costs this year due to the violation.

The company's larger FAQ There are

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