Everything We Know About the Capital One Hacking Case So Far

Everything We Know About the Capital One Hacking Case So Far

Posted August 29, 2019

Everything We Know About the Capital One Hacking Case So Far

Source: Wired
By: Lily Hay Newman
Published: August 29, 2019

* At the end of July, the FBI and Capital One disclosed that the bank had suffered a massive data breach just a few months before, exposing personal and financial data from more than 100 million customers.
* The FBI arrested former Amazon employee Paige Thompson, 33, in connection with the crime, and accused her of also breaching 30 other companies and organizations.
* Thompson, who also goes by the online handle “erratic,” allegedly created a program in late March to scan cloud customers for a specific web application firewall misconfiguration.