Capital One revealed on Monday that a hacker had access to personal information for more than 100 million customers and potential customers, including name, address, phone number and birthday. Capital One is a major credit card issuer in the US and also operates retail banks. Capital One said that the company confirmed the hacking incident on July 19. The hacker has been arrested by the US Justice Department. After announcing the news, Capital One share price fell 1% in after-hours trading.
Capital One said that about 100 million US users and 6 million Canadian users’ personal information were affected by the incident. 140,000 social security numbers and 80,000 linked bank account numbers were compromised in the US.
Based on information disclosed by Capital One, basic personal information, including credit card applicants from 2005 to 2019, was accessed by hackers, including credit scores, payment history, and partial transaction data.