- Capital One suffered a data breach that affected millions of its customers.
- In a press release, Capital One used contradictory wording regarding the extent of the breach and what kind of information was hacked.
- It said that "No bank account numbers or Social Security numbers were compromised," but then it listed tens of thousands of bank account numbers and social security numbers that were compromised.
- Twitter users pointed out the contradictory phrasing of Capital One’s statement, with some using humor.
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One hundred million Americans and six million Canadians are affected in a recent Capital One data breach, where personal information, transaction data, credit card numbers, and social security numbers were hacked.
Capital One published a press release outlining the details of the breach. A specific part of press release’s wording surrounding the extent of the hack drew the most attention from Twitter users.
Specifically, the press release said:
To that, Twitter users pointed out the contradictory language of the statement, and some were furious:
Some are using humor to ridicule the statement:
So far, the accused hacker behind the breach was caught by the FBI, after the suspect was "excessively boasting online."
- The woman charged with stealing 100 million people’s data clued in the FBI with bizarre boasts on Twitter, GitHub, and Slack
- The ex-Amazon employee who allegedly hacked into the 5th largest credit card company in the US posted about it online, the FBI says.
- Capital One says it was hit with data breach, affecting tens of millions of credit card applications