Capital One, the 10th largest bank in the United States, announced a security breach that resulted in the personal data of 100 million Americans and 6 million Canadians being stolen, including names, addresses, zip / postal code, phone numbers, email addresses, date of birth and self-reported income – basically anything anyone would want on a credit card form. In an unfortunate phrase, Capital One also says:
No bank account number or social security number was compromised, other than:
- About 140,000 social security number from our credit card customers
- About 80,000 links bank account number for our secured credit card customers
For our Canadian credit card customers about 1 million social insurance numbers were compromised in this incident.
Parts of customer credit card data were also stolen, including credit scores, credit limits, balance, payment history and contact information. However, no credit card numbers or login information was stolen, so there is no need to change your password or cancel your cards.
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