Capital One recently alerted about a widespread breach, impacting 100 million United States citizens who previously applied for the company’s credit card products or were credit card holders between 2005 and 2019. The company reports information breached included personal information, including names, addresses, zip codes, phone numbers, email addresses, dates of birth, and self-reported income. Other credit card consumer data was also accessed including credit scores, credit limits, balances, payment history, contact information, some transaction data.
140,000 Social Security Numbers and 80,000 linked bank account numbers of secured credit card customer accounts were compromised. Capital One further states that no credit card account numbers or log-in credentials were compromised. Capital One will notify affected consumers through a variety of channels and will make free credit monitoring and identity protection available to those affected.
The company has provided the following resources:
Capital One Security Breach Press Release: http://press.capitalone.com/phoenix.zhtml?c=251626&p=irol-newsArticle&ID=2405043
Capital One Security Breach FAQs: https://www.capitalone.com/facts2019
For identity theft concerns, you may call CAP at 1-800-649-2424, or you may reference information under the Identity Theft item on our website: https://ago.vermont.gov/cap/information_for_consumers/
Last modified: July 31, 2019