Category: Cloud Service

Capital One was Hacked. Data and private info of 100 million people in the United States and 6 million in Canada was stolen.

Capital One was Hacked. Data and private info of 100 million people in the United States and 6 million in Canada was stolen. 

Capital One has posted a News Release about this incident. Click on this link to read Capital One’s News Release.

As per the FBI, allegedly a Firewall was incorrectly configured. The Hack had occurred on Mar 22 and 23rd of 2019.

A female (PAIGE A. THOMPSON) had been arrested. Click on this link to visit the US Attorney General Western District of Washington to view their info about Case MJ19-0344. You can also Download the PDF of the Indictment from their webpage. If you wish you can download the document by clicking on this link.

Approximately 140,000 US Social Security Numbers were stolen. Approximately One Million Canadian Social Insurance Numbers (SIN) were stolen.

According to the criminal complaint, THOMPSON allegedly posted on the public information sharing site GitHub about her theft of information from the Cloud servers storing Capital One data. When the FBI arrested the female who allegedly breached Capital One’s Cloud storage, the FBI executed a search warrant at THOMPSON’s residence and seized electronic storage devices containing a copy of the data. 

Video courtesy of the RT America YouTube Channel

Capital One had all this info posted to an un-named Cloud Service. The arrested female allegedly was a former Tech employee of Amazon Web Services.

Video is courtesy of the NewsBOT YouTube Channel

The Alleged female Hacker will be in court this coming Thursday (Aug 01) for a Bail Hearing.

 

Posted by Vincent Banial