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Capital One Reports Data Breach Affecting 100 Million Customers

Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by TC McQuade, Jul 29, 2019.

  1. Broccoli Iglesias

    Broccoli Iglesias NES Member

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    Yup. And failing to notice all the information being taken out. They didnt even find it themselves. 4 months and some ethical hacker had to tell them.

    If the ethical hacker didnt say anything, this would still be going on.
     
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  2. Broccoli Iglesias

    Broccoli Iglesias NES Member

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    I would love to disappear from the credit space as well. But the way this country is set up, unless you have cash for everything, from a house, to a car, you need to keep an account open. They prefer at least 2 or 3.

    Bullsh*t credit score system.
     
  3. M1911

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    Huh? He didn’t work at CapitalOne so how did he have inside knowledge of CapitalOne’s system?

    AWS firewalls are well documented and that documentation is public. It isn’t hard for a script kiddie to find a misconfigured firewall— no inside knowledge is needed for that.
     
  4. Spanz

    Spanz NES Member

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    [party2]I just realized i have no capital one accounts

    [party]
     
  5. VetteGirlMA

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    It’s the perception problem that issues like this present. Impacts to corporate prestige impact stock value and therefore the bottom line. I would be shocked if other companies are sitting around thinking nah we’re good.
     
  6. Dennis in MA

    Dennis in MA NES Member

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    She was great as the bass player for Rush.

    Yeahno. It isn't. ROFL!!!
     
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  7. Wrench75

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    Well, you would be wrong. Theft is a crime. 400 yrs. sound excessive to you? Really? Because that is only 4 yrs. per 1,000,000 counts of theft. What does that work out to per crime? .000048 months each. Ya, LIP sounds about right.
     
  8. EddieZoom

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    Yeah, I'm assuming the data was at rest which may or may not be the case.
     
  9. Broccoli Iglesias

    Broccoli Iglesias NES Member

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    Any smart CISO already reached out to his team to make sure they have the correct configurations.

    It is not the first time someone screws up on AWS. There are cases when people made information public due to a misconfigurstion on the AWS Admin side (not AWS fault).
     
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  10. Broccoli Iglesias

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    It does not sound insane. This information can seriously screw people. Fixing a stolen identity takes a ton of time, headaches, and sometimes money. It can totally screw you over when you most need it (a few examples: moving for work and buying a house - oops, you find out your credit is sh*t- applying for a job that requires credit check, buying a car...).

    This is not some random person stealing an Email list where the worse that could happen is you get spam Email or a phishing Email (which is still really bad but can be blocked).

    We are talking about peoples personal information here.
     
  11. Super99Z

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    I understand now, we are hanging him on pre-crime or what someone could do with the info. I love a good mob beat-down. I got the torches bring the pitchforks.
     
  12. Broccoli Iglesias

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    Got it. You are cool with this.
     
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  13. Super99Z

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    No, I just like facts and punishments that fit the crime. No one lost anything other than Cap One and Amazon. How about 5 years, 10? will that quench your thirst for blood? I have a hard time locking someone away and throwing away the key when nothing was taken.
     
  14. slap shot

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    Just submitted for my free money! Woohoo I could get used to the FSA.
     
  15. M1911

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    And it won’t be the last.

    Prior to cloud computing, many organizations had a single firewall that was controlled by their networking team. Now in the cloud, each application may be in its own cloud project, with its own firewall, and the development team may be in charge of that firewall. Unfortunately, the dev team may well not have the knowledge to correctly configure the firewall.
     
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    what other info did you have to give?
    a refunds sounds like another way to sign your rights away
     
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    When did hiring people with obvious psychological problems into sensitive jobs start?

    Plenty of examples, I don’t get it other than Death by Political Correctness.
     
  18. Christian

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    Eh, got nailed in the OPM breach so everything the gov had on me is already out there.
     
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    Nothing but your mailing address. I only had to say i would maintain credit monitoring for 6 months. You can opt for credit monitoring instead but looking into the breach further I don’t think I’m in any real danger.
     
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    You could even reduce the sentence to a day per count for good behavior and have them in prison for 30-40 lifetimes.
     
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    woah...a day...that is going pretty easy on them. OK, two days, time 100 million
     
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  22. TC McQuade

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    Okay it's happening.

    I was charged $6,000.00 on my Capital One card at Home Depot in Kalamazoo Michigan, and someone else tried to buy $3900.00 of Camera equipment at Mike's Camera in Mill Valley, CA; Cap One Denied the charges.

    Watch your Capital One Cards or freeze them and get a new card or maybe cancel them all together and go somewhere else.
     

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