Discover Whether Your Personal Information Was Compromised in the Capital One Data Breach
100 million Americans had their personal information hacked
It happened again. It's almost like living in a really depressing version of Groundhog Day, where instead of waking up and reliving the same day over and over, we're hearing the same story on a far-too-frequent basis: another data breach.
As my Inc.com colleague Minda Zetlin wrote, a former Amazon employee managed to access the personal information of some 100 million people after hacking into Capital One's database hosted on Amazon Web Services (AWS) as a result of a firewall misconfiguration. That information included as many as 140,000 Social Security numbers and bank account information for another 80,000 customers, as well as 1 million Canadian Social Insurance numbers (the equivalent of Social Security numbers).
Capital One has said that no credit card numbers were included in the breach, and that login credentials and passwords also remained secure. It also says it quickly fixed the underlying issue.
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