A notice about the data breach is currently being broadcast from the company’s home page.
Here’s what we know so far:
- Capital One believes the breach exposed credit card application data for those who applied between 2005 and 2019.
- The company says this works out to roughly 100 million individuals in the U.S., and 6 million in Canada.
- The data leaked potentially includes “names, addresses, ZIP codes/postal codes, phone numbers, email addresses, dates of birth, and self-reported income” of those who applied, as well as information like “credit scores, credit limits, balances, payment history, contact information.”
- Capital One is estimating that roughly 140,000 Social Security numbers were potentially compromised in the U.S., as well as 80,000 linked bank account numbers. In Canada, roughly 1 million Social Insurance Numbers were compromised.
- Transaction data for “a total of 23 days” spread across 2016/2017/2018 was obtained