Capital One suffers data breach affecting 100m customers


Capital One bank suffered a data breach on Monday which affected over 100 million customers in the US and Canada.

The bank was hacked via its cloud-based storage (thought to be a misconfigured Amazon S3 bucket) and the suspect is believed to be a 33-year-old former software engineer named Paige Thompson.

According to current estimates, 140,000 social security numbers had been leaked in the breach, along with 80,000 linked bank account numbers. Phone numbers and credit scores were also leaked but the hacker failed to access credit card numbers.

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Source: ITPro