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Capital One says hacker got hold of approximately 100 million credit card applications

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Posted at 8:34 PM, Jul 29, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-29 22:05:59-04

In a statement released July 29th, Capital One said that on July 19th 100 million U.S. credit applications and around 6 million Canadian applications were breached.

The main group of data breached was on consumers and small businesses at the time when they applied for a credit card product from 2005 to 2019. That information includes: names, addresses, zip codes/postal codes, phone numbers, email addresses, dates of birth, and self-reported income.

In addition, credit scores, balances, and payment histories were also obtained. Around 140,000 social security numbers were also hacked.

According to Capital One, the hackers was arrested. It is unclear if any of the information stolen was disseminated or used for any purpose. The company said that will begin to notify affected individuals as well as offer free credit and personal identification security to those whose accounts were compromised.

Capital One said this is an ongoing investigations.