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Capital One fined $80m for 2019 data breach

August 10, 2020

The fine relates to a July 2019 data breach which exposed the records of more than 100 million customers.

A hacker accessed American and Canadian Capital One customers’ data hosted on Amazon Web Services (AWS).

The breach exposed names, addresses, phone numbers, credit scores, payment histories and social security numbers.

Former AWS engineer Paige Thompson is awaiting trial for computer fraud and abuse in connection with the breach.

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