NY Times: Capital One data breach affects millions

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By Emily Flitter and Karen Weise

Source: The New York Times

Date: July 30, 2019

“A software engineer in Seattle hacked into a server holding customer information for Capital One and obtained the personal data of over 100 million people, federal prosecutors said on Monday, in one of the largest thefts of data from a bank.”

“Amazon Web Services hosts the remote data servers that companies use to store their information… Amazon said it had found no evidence that its underlying cloud services were compromised.”

Read the full story at The New York Times (behind paywall)

Why it matters

Bank data breaches may seem off-topic with respect to video piracy, but the same risks of personal data exposure exist. The bank data was hosted in the cloud, as is the subscriber data for many video services. It’s worth changing your passwords at minimum.

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