Everything you need to know about the Capital One data breach

Everything you need to know about the Capital One data breach



credit cards are Capital One's specialty now I want to cancel my card but it's a scary it proves that we're vulnerable names addresses birth dates even some Social Insurance numbers swiped with the associate insurance number it's like up in the air anybody could be out there using it and not just current card holders are at risk applications for credit cards dating as far back as 2005 were also accessed the FBI says it arrested the suspected hacker 33 year old Paige Thompson Thompson's housemates shared surveillance footage of the arrest with American media more or less from what we understand and she did it just because she could Thompson who reportedly goes by the online handle erratic boasted about the hack posting I've basically strapped myself with a bomb vest dropping capital ones Docs and admitting it court documents suggest it was a firewall miss configuration that allegedly led Thompson break-in it seems like a fairly unsophisticated hack the way that this alleged perpetrator put the information out there on the web using her real name they know it's that makes some cyber security experts believe her reasons were personal I think one of the motives was of course you wanted to be known as the person that you know access this information she wanted to get the glorification of her expertise it's unclear if any of the data has been shared or sold we've seen this from other previous breaches unfortunately literally within 48 hours there's items for sale in a statement Capital One CEO said I sincerely apologize for the understandable worry this incident must be causing those affected and I am committed to making it right the company says it has since fixed the problem and will provide free credit monitoring to those affected more information on that will be released over the next few days but some card holders want businesses and governments to be more proactive I hope that affects their profits because that's the only way they're gonna listen just the latest company and cohort of Canadians to be caught up in a massive data breach and left to worry where their information will end up jack Hanson CBC News Toronto the capital one breach is just the latest in a series of troubling massive hacks affecting Canadians just last month some 2.7 million Desjardin customers including more than 170,000 businesses had their personal information stolen last summer Air Canada announced that some 20,000 customers were affected after its mobile app was hacked thousands of Canadians were also impacted by the massive hack at the consumer credit reporting giant Equifax in 2017

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