100 million Americans and 6 million Canadians caught up in Capital One breach | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED

100 million Americans and 6 million Canadians caught up in Capital One breach

Capital One has disclosed that it has suffered a data breach impacting 100 million people in the United States, and 6 million in Canada.

The company said in a statement that data between 2005 and 2019 was accessed and related to information on consumers at the time when they applied for a credit card.

"This information included personal information Capital One routinely collects at the time it receives credit card applications, including names, addresses, zip codes/postal codes, phone numbers, email addresses, dates of birth, and self-reported income," the company said.

"Beyond the credit card application data, the individual also obtained portions of credit card customer data, including: Customer status data, e.g., credit scores, credit limits, balances, payment history, contact information; Fragments of transaction data from a total of 23 days during 2016, 2017 and 2018."

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