Capital One has announced a data breach which could have affected around 106 million customers, they also revealed that the FBI has arrested someone for hacking into their systems.
The data breach affects around 100 million people in the US and around 6 million people in Canada, they have also said that it is unlikely that the information been used for fraud or passed onto anyone from the hacker.
While I am grateful that the perpetrator has been caught, I am deeply sorry for what has happened,” said Richard D. Fairbank, Chairman and CEO. “I sincerely apologize for the understandable worry this incident must be causing those affected and I am committed to making it right.”
The largest category of information accessed was information on consumers and small businesses as of the time they applied for one of our credit card products from 2005 through early 2019. This information included personal information Capital One routinely collects at the time it receives credit card applications, including names, addresses, zip codes/postal codes, phone numbers, email addresses, dates of birth, and self-reported income.
The hacker managed to obtain a range of peoples data including their credit score, balances, credit limits, payment history, contact information and more. You can find out more information over at Capital One at the link below.
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