Woman arrested in massive Capital One data breach impacting over 100 million people

The company confirms that customer information was stolen in March

July 30, 2019

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If you have a Capital One card in your wallet, beware! The financial giant has been hit by a massive data breach that exposed information of about 100-million Americans as well as 6-million Canadians. 

According to CNN, it looks like a hacker managed to snag 140,000 Social Security numbers, 80,000 bank account numbers, and personal information from credit card applications over the last 14 years. The good news is that the person responsible has been arrested by the FBI. The hacker is a 33-year old Seattle woman who is a former tech company software engineer.

If your information is part of the breach, Capital One will notify you.