Capital One Data Breach - What you need to know

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Capital One Data Breach - What you need to know



Yesterday, Capital One announced that 100 million customers may have had their data compromised. Here is everything you need to know.


What happened?

A hacker was able to break into one of Capital One's servers, gaining access to 140,000 Social Security numbers, 80,000 bank account numbers, as well as names, addresses, credit scores, credit limits, and balances.


How do I know if I am impacted?

If you applied for a Capital One credit card in between 2005 and early 2019 you may have been impacted by the breach. This means that your social security number may have been compromised.


What can I do if I think I may have been affected?

Data breaches are becoming increasingly more common. It's not a matter of IF your data will be compromised, but WHEN. There are many ways you can protect yourself from identity theft to mitigate the damage if it does occur. Select the link below for 7 ways to help protect yourself: