Capital One targeted in massive data breach affecting more than 100 million people

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    Associated Press Jul 29, 2019
     
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    "Seattle Tech Worker Arrested In Huge Capital One Data Breach...

    According to the FBI, Paige A. Thompson, 33, was able to get around a firewall and access Capital One servers to download huge amounts of personal data...

    Thompson then posted about having the data on GitHub...

    A GitHub user alerted Capital One about the possible breach in mid-July, and the company turned to the FBI to pursue criminal charges.
    According to court documents, Thompson also posted on Twitter and Slack about trying to get rid of or distribute the data.

    'I've basically strapped myself with a bomb vest, f--king dropping capital ones [documents] and admitting it,' she wrote in a Twitter direct message to the person who ultimately reported the breach to Capital One, court documents show...

    Thompson worked at an unspecified cloud-computing company in Seattle,.."

    https://patch.com/washington/seattle/seattle-tech-worker-linked-massive-capital-one-data-beach-fbi

    Criminal Complaint/FBI Affidavit (Highly Detailed and Very Interesting):

    https://www.scribd.com/document/420162221/Paige-Thompson-arrest-affidavit#fullscreen&from_embed
     
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    I may be old, I may live in another country; I may be, well whatever ...
    But could we please try to avoid to give full names here.
    Yes, I do understand what this all might mean.
    But nevertheless ...
     
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    Capital One’s breach was inevitable, because we did nothing after Equifax
    Another day, another massive data breach
    July 29, 2019
    https://techcrunch.com/2019/07/29/capital-one-breach-was-inevitable/
     
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    Hacker ID’d as former Amazon employee steals data of 106 million people from Capital One
    July 30, 2019
    https://arstechnica.com/information...al-one-and-takes-data-for-106-million-people/
     
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    Worried about the Capital One hack? Here's what to do
     
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    New York attorney general to probe Capital One data breach
     
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    Capital One Data Theft Impacts 106M People
     
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    Clues to the alleged Capital One hacker's crimes were all over the internet
    https://www.cyberscoop.com/paige-thompson-capital-one-slack-github-gitlab/
     
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    Capital One shares drop on questions over hack
     
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    Here’s What You Need to Know About the Capital One Breach
    https://www.nytimes.com/2019/07/30/business/capital-one-breach.html
     
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    The Capital One breach is unlike any other major hack, with allegations of a single engineer wreaking havoc
     
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    Seattle woman charged in Capital One breach may have data from other companies
     
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    Cyber threats to banks
    https://www.professionalsecurity.co.uk/news/commercial-security/cyber-threats-to-banks/
     
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    Capital One: Where Did the Bank Fail on Defense?
    https://www.databreachtoday.com/capital-one-where-did-bank-fail-on-defense-a-12858
     
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    Capital One is a cautionary tale for companies rushing to embrace new tech
    https://www.cyberscoop.com/capital-one-hack-banking-security/
     
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    Capital One breach also hit other major companies, say researchers
    July 31, 2019
    https://techcrunch.com/2019/07/31/capital-one-breach-vodafone-ford-researchers/
     
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    UniCredit says no evidence of any customer data breach after Capital One case-memo to staff
    August 1, 2019
    https://www.reuters.com/article/us-...-capital-one-case-memo-to-staff-idUSKCN1UR593
     
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    Fixed the link.
     
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