It appears that six million Canadians are victims of the massive Capital One breach that has affected an estimated 106 million people.
Page A. Thompson, who is also known as “erratic,” was charged Monday with a single count of computer fraud and abuse in Seattle after a hacker obtained the names, addresses, phone numbers and credit scores, of people making Capital One credit applications.
For Canadians, the hack compromised about one million social insurance numbers (SIN).
Capital One provides Mastercard credit cards for Costco Wholesale’s Canadian retail network.
The breach is the second to affect Canadians this summer.
Capital One, which is based in Virginia, said Monday 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 says credit card numbers were not affected and no login information was compromised.
With files from CBC, CP, Global, Huffington Post.