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Capital One Says Breach Hit 100 Million Individuals in U.S.

  • Seattle woman held in jail on federal charge of computer fraud
  • Accessed data includes about 140,000 Social Security numbers
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Ex-Amazon Worker Charged in Massive Capital One Hack
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Capital One Financial Corp. said data from about 100 million people in the U.S. was illegally accessed after prosecutors accused a Seattle woman identified by Amazon.com Inc. as one of its former cloud service employees of breaking into the bank’s server.

While the complaint doesn’t identify the cloud provider that stored the allegedly stolen data, the charging papers mention information stored in S3, a reference to Simple Storage Service, Amazon Web Services’ popular data storage software.