Capital One Financial Corp announced Monday that the FBI has arrested an alleged hacker who accessed the personal information of as many as 6 million people in Canada and 100 million people in the United States.
For Canadians, the hack compromised 1 million social insurance numbers (SIN).
The information exposed in the hack was largely linked to consumers and small businesses that applied for Capital One credit card products between 2005 and early 2019, the company said in a news release.
Also exposed were customer status data, such as credit limits, scores, balances and payment history.
However, Capital One also said no one’s credit card account numbers or login information was compromised.
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