Woman hacker plays havoc with Capital One, steals personal data of 100 million customers
33-year-old Paige Thompson, the hacker, is a Seattle-based software engineer.
A hacker has stolen personal data of more than 100 million customers of Capital One, one of the U.S.' leading financial institutions. It offers debit cards, credit cards and bank loans.
Capital One is the 10th largest financial institution in the United States and one of the largest credit card issuers in America.
The company issued a report on the 19th, in which credit scores, phone numbers and social security numbers were said to be stolen by the hacker.
The Social Security Number (SSN) in the US, is like India's PAN card number, and can be used to identify bank accounts linked to the number.
The company has stepped up internet security and is trying to control the damage.
It was found that a woman hacker did the damage to the company. 33-year-old Paige Thompson, the hacker, is a Seattle-based software engineer.
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