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Capital One Data Breach

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  1. Johnny b

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    I heard about that this morning. It's just a matter of time before the bad guys have the information of everyone on the planet from all of the financial institutions. The are being breached one by one. It's getting that there is no sure way of keeping your information safe if even the banks can't do it with all of their security. :(
     
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    That and Hospital records.

    Locally, a third party responsible for record keeping for Premier Health was hacked and their data base exposed.
    That included personal health data plus credit card and even checking accounts in receivables, addresses and social security numbers.

    It's gotten to the point when I hear of a data base I might be in, was hacked, I change all my financial account numbers, from credit cards to savings and checking. :mad:
     
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    No bank account numbers or Social Security numbers were compromised, other than:

    • About 140,000 Social Security numbers of our credit card customers"
    Umm so were they compromised or not? .... :confused:

    It will all be inevitable... our whole lives are in a digital world now and there's nothing that we can do about it.
     
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    "For our Canadian credit card customers, approximately 1 million Social Insurance Numbers were compromised in this incident".

    Plus only 1,000,000 Canadians. But otherwise, none. :rolleyes::confused:
     
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    And the beat goes on :rolleyes:

    Seattle woman charged in Capital One breach may have data from other companies
    https://www.usatoday.com/story/mone...tal-one-data-breach-may-have-more/1865848001/

    https://krebsonsecurity.com/2019/07/capital-one-data-theft-impacts-106m-people/
     
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    All these breaches angers me to no end. So according to Linus, it appears the data wasn't hacked but was able to be accessed due to an AWS server being misconfigured.



    Until there are real penalties and I mean people going to jail, these breaches will be a more common occurrence. Money or severe consequences unfortunately drive behavior instead of doing what's right. INFOSEC investment and activities are not performed to the level it should as investment in this area does not show up as profit on a balance sheet.

    The recent announcement of the Equifax settlement fund is also a joke to me. $125? I would rather that money go towards prosecuting individuals that ignored patching their servers for months after even being told it needed to be done to prevent the very hacking that was done. And to add to the insult, the funds set aside to pay out for those affected doesn't even cover everyone affected. In another forum, I was very vocal about the need to make an example of Equifax. A respondent asked if I wanted Equifax to go bankrupt with harsher penalties. I said yes. I didn't choose to have my data collected by this company and they deserve to go out of business for not protecting my sensitive data properly.
     
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    Indeed, we are not clients of these credit checking firms.
    Businesses extending credit are and corporations like Equifax should be held accountable for any and all damages resulting from intruders in their data bases or the selling of that data to a third party.
     
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    Must be a rounding down method... :confused:
     
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