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(Reuters) – Capital One Financial Corp (COF.N) said on Monday personal information, such as your name, address, phone numbers, and credit scores by over 100 million people in the United States, and 6 million people in Canada have been obtained by a hacker who has been arrested.
With the AMERICAN credit card company saying that there is a relevant identified uses of the name, on the 19th of July, and for the person who has been arrested by the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
The incident is expected to cost between $100 million and $150 million in 2019, mainly due to customer notification, credit monitoring, and legal support of Capital One, said.
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The attacker does not have access to credit card numbers, but about 140,000 social security numbers, and up to 80 000 a linked bank account numbers were compromised, Capital One said.
Approximately 1 million social insurance numbers from the Canadian credit-card customers, were also affected.
The hacker was able to exploit a configuration vulnerability in the infrastructure of the business, ” he said, adding that the security vulnerability, reported it to Capital One and by external researchers.
Reporting Uday Sampath, Bengaluru; Editing by Sandra Maler and Sonya Hepinstall