Capital One hit by a cyber attack that took over 100 M people's information

Capital One hit by a cyber attack that took over 100 M people's information



all right welcome back everybody new this morning a major data breach impacting millions of people yes so are you impacted as the question Jason Carr joins us now it's Capital One customers and it's the very latest to be targeted by a cyber attack and we already know who investigators are pointing their fingers at a 33 year old software engineer from Seattle Capital One says a hacker gained access to more than 100 million customer accounts and credit card applications that means names addresses phone numbers data exposed and for some say the 140,000 customers their social security numbers also obtained during the digital heist however the company did say no credit card account numbers or login credentials were compromised the vulnerability exploited in the breach has reportedly been fixed meanwhile federal documents show how investigators were able to track the hacker down so quickly and it's because she boasted about the theft online the Justice Department says Paige Thompson who goes by the name erratic posted messages including one that reads I've basically strapped myself with a bomb vest dropping capital ones Docs and admitting it she has a hearing scheduled for Thursday Capital One says it's unlikely the data was used for fraud but it's still investigating company is offering free credit monitoring for those affected for more information on the data breach and whether you should be concerned head to the home page of clickondetroit.com

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