Capital One data breach affects 106 million customers

Capital One data breach affects 106 million customers



the New York Attorney General is investigating a massive hack at the Capital One Bank it involves more than a hundred million consumers the 33 year old American woman has been arrested by the FBI now she's accused of gaining access to 140,000 US Social Security numbers a million Canadian Social Insurance numbers 80,000 bank account numbers hacker was caught in part because she boasted about it all online the FBI complaint features these Twitter messages which now show the suspect bragging about gaining access to all this data I've strapped myself with a bomb vest if dropping capital ones Docs and admitting it I want to distribute these buckets I think first I know you got the idea Johnny O'Sullivan is with me from Washington was it I was reading Shelley Palmer's views this morning he sort of says it wasn't a particularly sophisticated hack and once it was done she then basically put up a red balloon and said Here I am yeah it's incredible really Richard I mean you think of the lengths that many hackers go to to cover their tracks to conceal their identity and then you had this woman Paige Thompson the suspect in this case who was allegedly out there for months bragging saying what she did and also posting some of the information up online it actually raises I think some interesting questions too about what companies need to be doing more to proactively be on the lookout for information from their companies that's leaking and how they could have caught this before they got tipped off to it by a concerned person who just email Capital Bank and a Capital One and said hey guys this woman is out there she's right boasting that she has your information does is any evidence that the data has been used nefariously yet there's not but I mean it you know the sort of means and methods of how to get in there and the information was up online available for quite some time so you know it's always very difficult to say weatr for sure that this information has not been used but capital one saying at the moment that they have found and no evidence of that but more more than 100 million people here in the u.s. affected and as six million in Canada it's actually one of the biggest breeches ever I'm one of the 100 million and and we'll obviously be checking my credit card statements extremely closely for the foreseeable future isn't this inevitable though as I said earlier on the Express dony I've had my I've had every credit every credit card that I've got the issuer has had to write to me to tell me that I have been caught it's been compromised my health insurance has been compromised my everything it's just we're gonna have to live with you know I think you're right you know everything from your facebook data to Equifax – oh yes I forgot about that one yes and my Equifax account was to act as well yes thank you and then we see very little recourse you know for these companies I mean you think about even Facebook last week getting the historic five billion dollar fine from the FTC for not respecting users privacy that you know that fine in itself is only about a month's revenue for the company so there really hasn't you know proportionate punishment for acting in this way and one thing that that that I think a lot of folks thought that you mentioned that this was not a particularly sophisticated hack it was not one thing that is quite interesting is that this suspect was formerly an Amazon employee who Capital One was using in Amazon's cloud services but we're told that it involved no insider information or anything like that in order to to get in that the issue seemed to be on Capital One's end rather than Amazon's good to see you Johnny thank you sir

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