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07:15  30 july  2019
07:15  30 july  2019 Source:   msn.com

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Just a few short days after the Equifax data breach settlement As The Washington Post reports, The FBI has arrested Paige A. Thompson, a Seattle area woman , on a charge of computer fraud The Capital One press release concludes: We will notify affected individuals through a variety of channels.

Capital One says a hacker accessed the personal information for approximately 106 million credit card customers The breach compromised approximately 140,000 Social Security numbers and 80,000 Ms. Thompson, who is charged with one count of computer fraud and abuse, allegedly accessed the

US woman charged in massive Capital One data breach
US woman charged in massive Capital One data breach
US woman charged in massive Capital One data breach

A tech engineer in the western US state of Washington was arrested Monday on charges of stealing sensitive data from millions of credit card applications at financial heavyweight Capital One.

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Paige Thompson, 33, a former Seattle technology company software engineer, was nabbed by FBI agents after she boasted about the data theft -- one of the biggest to hit a financial services company -- on the information sharing site GitHub, authorities said.

"The intrusion occurred through a misconfigured web application firewall that enabled access to the data," a statement by the US attorney's office in Washington said. "On July 17, 2019, a GitHub user who saw the post alerted Capital One to the possibility it had suffered a data theft."

It said the Virginia-based bank that specializes in credit cards contacted the FBI after confirming the data theft, which took place between March 12 and July 17 of this year.

"According to Capital One, the data includes data regarding large numbers of (credit card) applications, likely tens of millions of applications," according to the complaint.

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Capital One announces massive data breach . Breach exposed information on more than 100 million credit card customers and applicants. The bulk of the exposed data involves information submitted by customers and small businesses in their applications for Capital One credit cards from 2005 through

Specific details of the breach remain unknown. We ’ve contacted Starwood for more and will update when we hear back. The company said that it obtained and decrypted the database Starwood said an unknown number of records contained encrypted credit card data , but has “not been able to rule out”

In a statement, Capital One said the hack affected 100 million individuals in the United States and six million in Canada.

"Importantly, no credit card account numbers or log-in credentials were compromised and over 99 percent of social security numbers were not compromised," the bank said.

Up to five years in prison

Thompson, who used the alias "erratic" in online conversations, allegedly posted several times about the theft on GitHub and on social media.

One posting on a Twitter account with the user name "erratic" read: "I've basically strapped myself with a bomb vest, fucking dropping capital ones dox and admitting it," according to the complaint.

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This is not the first time when US authorities are going after hackers involved in large-scale data breaches . Last year, a Russian hacker involved in the massive LinkedIn 117 million account data breach was arrested and charged in Prague.

Federal authorities have charged four men, including two officers from Russia’s spy agency, with hacking computer systems at Yahoo and stealing personal data that affected Russian government spies were behind Yahoo Inc.’s notorious 2014 security breach , stealing information about more than

Authorities said electronic storage devices containing a copy of the stolen data were recovered at her residence on Monday.

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Capital One said although some of the information in the applications stolen, such as social security numbers, is encrypted or tokenized, other information such as names, addresses, dates of birth and credit card history was not secured.

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Capital One said it expects the breach to generate incremental costs of approximately $100 to $150 million in 2019.

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US woman charged in massive Capital One data breach
US woman charged in massive Capital One data breach
US woman charged in massive Capital One data breach
US woman charged in massive Capital One data breach
US woman charged in massive Capital One data breach
US woman charged in massive Capital One data breach
US woman charged in massive Capital One data breach
US woman charged in massive Capital One data breach
US woman charged in massive Capital One data breach
US woman charged in massive Capital One data breach
US woman charged in massive Capital One data breach
US woman charged in massive Capital One data breach
US woman charged in massive Capital One data breach
US woman charged in massive Capital One data breach
US woman charged in massive Capital One data breach
US woman charged in massive Capital One data breach
US woman charged in massive Capital One data breach
US woman charged in massive Capital One data breach
US woman charged in massive Capital One data breach
US woman charged in massive Capital One data breach
US woman charged in massive Capital One data breach
US woman charged in massive Capital One data breach
US woman charged in massive Capital One data breach
US woman charged in massive Capital One data breach
US woman charged in massive Capital One data breach
US woman charged in massive Capital One data breach
US woman charged in massive Capital One data breach
US woman charged in massive Capital One data breach
US woman charged in massive Capital One data breach
US woman charged in massive Capital One data breach
US woman charged in massive Capital One data breach
US woman charged in massive Capital One data breach
US woman charged in massive Capital One data breach
US woman charged in massive Capital One data breach
US woman charged in massive Capital One data breach
US woman charged in massive Capital One data breach
US woman charged in massive Capital One data breach
US woman charged in massive Capital One data breach
US woman charged in massive Capital One data breach
US woman charged in massive Capital One data breach
US woman charged in massive Capital One data breach
US woman charged in massive Capital One data breach
US woman charged in massive Capital One data breach
US woman charged in massive Capital One data breach
US woman charged in massive Capital One data breach
US woman charged in massive Capital One data breach
US woman charged in massive Capital One data breach
US woman charged in massive Capital One data breach
US woman charged in massive Capital One data breach
US woman charged in massive Capital One data breach
US woman charged in massive Capital One data breach
US woman charged in massive Capital One data breach
US woman charged in massive Capital One data breach
US woman charged in massive Capital One data breach
US woman charged in massive Capital One data breach
US woman charged in massive Capital One data breach
US woman charged in massive Capital One data breach
US woman charged in massive Capital One data breach
US woman charged in massive Capital One data breach
US woman charged in massive Capital One data breach
US woman charged in massive Capital One data breach
US woman charged in massive Capital One data breach
US woman charged in massive Capital One data breach
US woman charged in massive Capital One data breach
US woman charged in massive Capital One data breach
US woman charged in massive Capital One data breach
US woman charged in massive Capital One data breach
US woman charged in massive Capital One data breach
US woman charged in massive Capital One data breach
US woman charged in massive Capital One data breach
US woman charged in massive Capital One data breach
US woman charged in massive Capital One data breach
US woman charged in massive Capital One data breach
US woman charged in massive Capital One data breach
US woman charged in massive Capital One data breach
US woman charged in massive Capital One data breach
US woman charged in massive Capital One data breach
US woman charged in massive Capital One data breach
US woman charged in massive Capital One data breach
US woman charged in massive Capital One data breach
US woman charged in massive Capital One data breach
US woman charged in massive Capital One data breach
US woman charged in massive Capital One data breach
US woman charged in massive Capital One data breach
US woman charged in massive Capital One data breach
US woman charged in massive Capital One data breach
US woman charged in massive Capital One data breach
US woman charged in massive Capital One data breach
US woman charged in massive Capital One data breach
US woman charged in massive Capital One data breach
US woman charged in massive Capital One data breach
US woman charged in massive Capital One data breach
US woman charged in massive Capital One data breach
US woman charged in massive Capital One data breach
US woman charged in massive Capital One data breach
US woman charged in massive Capital One data breach
US woman charged in massive Capital One data breach
US woman charged in massive Capital One data breach
US woman charged in massive Capital One data breach
US woman charged in massive Capital One data breach
US woman charged in massive Capital One data breach
US woman charged in massive Capital One data breach
US woman charged in massive Capital One data breach
US woman charged in massive Capital One data breach
US woman charged in massive Capital One data breach
US woman charged in massive Capital One data breach
US woman charged in massive Capital One data breach
US woman charged in massive Capital One data breach
US woman charged in massive Capital One data breach
US woman charged in massive Capital One data breach
US woman charged in massive Capital One data breach
US woman charged in massive Capital One data breach
US woman charged in massive Capital One data breach

"While I am grateful that the perpetrator has been caught, I am deeply sorry for what has happened," Richard D. Fairbank, the company's chairman and CEO, said in a statement. "I sincerely apologize for the understandable worry this incident must be causing those affected and I am committed to making it right."

Thompson faces up to five years in prison and a $250,000 fine if convicted of computer fraud.

She was ordered held in jail Monday pending a detention hearing later this week.

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