Capital One recently determined that an outside individual obtained unauthorized access of personal information relating to people who had applied for credit card products and Capital One credit card customers. This unauthorized access occurred on March 22 and 23, 2019.
This data breach affects over 100 million people in the United States and approximately 6 million people in Canada. The information accessed by the breach may include social security numbers, names, birth dates, addresses and more.
Capital One is currently investigating the data breach and says that it is unlikely that the hacker shared the information or used it for fraud. Affected customers will be notified by Capital One through a variety of channels once the investigation has been finished and will be offered free credit monitoring and identity protection.