Capital One reported this Monday (29.07.2019) that a Data Violation identified earlier this month exposed personal information of its customers, including details of the Social security y bank account numbers.
By MiamiDiario Newsroom
According to the report of CNBC The Virginia-based bank reported, in a press release, that close to 140,000 Social Security numbers of their credit card customers, around 80,000 bank account numbers linked and one million Canadian Social Security numbers they were engaged.
“Additional information including names, addresses, phone numbers, credit scores and credit limits was also exposed. In total, according to Capital One, "this event affected approximately 100 million people in the United States and approximately 6 million in Canada."
The bank estimates that the hack will cost the company roughly between $100 million to $150 million in 2019.
However, it clarifies that credit card account numbers were not exposed or login credentials and more than 99% of Social Security numbers were not affected.
According to the statement, unauthorized access occurred on March 22 and 23 of this year.
According to court records, the FBI arrested a suspect, Paige A. Thompson, who was accused of computer fraud and abuse.
Authorities said Thompson used the aka “erratic” in online communications and was investigated for “exfiltrating and steal information, including credit card applications and other documents, from Capital One.”
Reports CNBC which criminal complaint alleges that Thompson posted the stolen data online on the information exchange site GitHub and made statements on social media "evidencing the fact that he has information about Capital One, and that he acknowledges that he has acted illegally."
According to the outlet, Thompson made his initial appearance on the district court from the USA in Seattle on Monday and according to Justice Department was sentenced to detention pending a hearing on August 1, 2019.