Capital One was hacked and people on social media are slamming the bank's response
- 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."
Takeaways from #CapitalOne:- Jake Williams (@MalwareJake) July 30, 2019
4. Read everything you post in the worst possible light. These statements seem contradictory: "no SSNs compromised" and "140k SSNs compromised." I know it said "other than" but many called the language evasive (and it may be).https://t.co/NTmtvw3bd7 pic.twitter.com/XLy5XzG1AN
I'm pretty worried about this capital one breach, let me just read the first sentence of this information on their site, take a big sip of coffee, and then read the bullet point underneath pic.twitter.com/xE41xFI4HF- Zach (@floyding) July 30, 2019