100 Million Citizens Data Hacked From Capital One

Capital One Financial Corp's server was hacked recently by a Seattle woman Paige A. Thompson. The breach included data of about 100 million people in the U.S.

According to a report from Bloomberg, a Seattle woman was arrested for breaking into Capital One Financial Corp's server where she allegedly illegally accessed data of about 100 million people in the U.S.
 
According to the bank, the alleged women, Paige A. Thompson, broke into the bank’s server at a cloud-computing company. The breach occurred sometime between March 12 and July 17. However, the name of the cloud-computing company, on whose servers Capital One rented space, hasn't been told.
 
100 Million Citizens Data Hacked From CapitalOne 
 
"I am deeply sorry for what has happened,...I sincerely apologize for the understandable worry this incident must be causing those affected," said Richard D. Fairbank, Capital One’s chief executive officer.
 
The bank also revealed that around 6 million people in Canada were also impacted by the data breach. The stolen data included personal identification data such as names, addresses, phone numbers and dates of birth, and also financial data including self-reported income, credit scores, and fragments of the transaction history.
 
Also, around 140,000 Social Security Numbers (SSN) were breached and around 80,000 bank account numbers from credit-card customers.
 
The court hearing took place on Monday where Thompson is charged with a single count of computer fraud and faced a maximum penalty of five year-prison and a fine of $250,000.