Personal information from Capital One credit card applications among data accessed
What is Happening?
On July 29, 2019, Capital One Financial Corporation announced that they suffered a data security incident in March of this year. An unauthorized individual was able to access the sensitive personal data contained in applications for credit products from 2005 to 2019, which could affect approximately 100 million individuals in the U.S.
The personal information that was accessed included:
According to the bank and the FBI, the individual who stole the data from Capital One’s network has been apprehended and while there is no evidence that the data was used for fraud or shared with anyone else, their investigation is ongoing.
What Should You Do?