Capital One Data Breach

by Marilou Moursund on July 31, 2019

in Banks,Credit Cards,Uncategorized

Capital One just announced that 100 million customers in the U.S. and 6 million in Canada had their personal information stolen. From the linked WSJ article:

In this latest massive consumer-data breach, a hacker accessed the personal information of 100 million Capital One credit-card customers and applicants in the U.S. and six million in Canada.

The breach stands to be one of the worst for U.S. consumers because of the type of financial information that was accessed. This valuable consumer financial information can be used to figure out the identities of the most creditworthy or affluent consumers and open a card or loans in their names.

The article then goes on to list things that you can do if you think you have been affected.

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