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Capital One Breach Affects 100M US Citizens, 6M Canadians
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User Rank: Apprentice
8/6/2019 | 12:57:25 PM
Re: Cost Aptly put, but I would say instead
"Who's in your wallet?"
User Rank: Ninja
8/1/2019 | 7:58:53 AM
Re: Sophisticated?
Man I agree with you, they saw a firewall rule on the ACL list that pointed to a TOR site. I mean how obvious can it be. In addition, she was an ex programmer who was directly involved with the project. All you have to do is whittle it down, who worked on the project, who left, who was disgruntled and who had full access to the private/secret keys? There you go - Paige Thompson.

The Geek wire stated this:
100 million people in the U.S. and 6 million people in Canada were affected in total.

 I do understand Canada was affected, but we are talking apples to oranges here when we look at the sheer number, this is astounding.

This is what CapitalOne said:
Capital One said it is "unlikely that the information was used for fraud or disseminated by this individual." No credit card account numbers or log-in credentials were compromised.

To your point, this is "Hog Wash", lol. The marketing team is working their hardest to try and clean this up, but seriously, whoever has this data and this data was on a TOR site, they are looking for "black market" purchasers to buy this data, it may not be now, but it is a matter of time, she is just the fall person.

By the way, this is what she said (Dummy):

Soper did a great job in reporting - CapitalOne Reporting

But to your point, people talk too much, she was over her head.

User Rank: Ninja
7/31/2019 | 9:20:54 AM
Re: Cost
In a nutshell:  What's in your wallet?  (Nothing after I get through with it) 
User Rank: Ninja
7/30/2019 | 2:18:42 PM
So ..... the discovery was ....
A git-hub user.  Not in Cap One, not in their staff ---- nope, somebody totally outside the firm noticed data and was kind enough to make a phone call.  Gee, isn't that special as THE CHURCH LADY used to say.  Of course the thief also bragged about it on social media - also stupid.  But plenty of that at Cap One apparently.  NOBODY NOTICED?????

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