Capital One reveals historic data breach after FBI arrests Seattle suspect
Capital One revealed a massive data breach today that affected more than 100 million people, exposing credit card applications, bank account information and Social Security numbers in possibly the biggest bank breach ever.
The bank announced the hack the same day the FBI arrested a suspect, Paige A. Thompson, who worked for Amazon Web Services years before the digital theft took place.
Capital One said it discovered the breach on July 19 after details of the hack were posted on the code sharing website GitHub. The complaint filed against Thompson in the District Court for the Western District of Washington at Seattle said the breach occurred between March 12 and July 17. The bank, one of the largest issuers of credit cards in the country, identified the precise dates as March 22 and 23....