Yesterday, 7/29/2019 Capital One released a statement saying that more than 100 million individuals had personal data leaked. This information that was compromised was mostly bank accounts and Social Security numbers. It should be important to note than this is in the top 10 largest data breaches to ever happen. Coming very close to the size of the Equifax data breach in 2017. If you have been affected, we recommend that you go to the three major credit unions and ask for a credit freeze. A credit freeze is one of the best things you can do right now to protect yourself.
The Data Breach: How Did This Happen?
A woman was arrested by the FBI an on Monday. Paige A. Thompson, a 33-year-old software engineer has been accused of stealing the data from Capital One credit card applications. The alleged theft apparently accorded from March 12 to July 17th. If Mrs. Thompson is found guilty, she could face up to 5 years in prison and $250,000 in fines. The largest amount of data stolen was from those who applied for a credit card between the years of 2005 and 2019. To protect yourself beyond a credit freeze, be sure to add some steps into your daily routine. Creating more secure passwords, adding fraud alerts, and checking your credit report are all things you can do to protect yourself. Be sure to consult with credit experts to see the other steps you can take.
Affected by A Companies Negligence?
If a major corporation has taken advantage of your trust, you need an attorney. Negligence is a serious matter and if you feel like you have been a victim of negligence, you should contact a law firm experienced in fighting for the people to protect them form big corporate interests. Begum Law Group is an experienced class action attorney who will be able to fight to get you the compensation you deserve. Contact The Texas Law Giant for your free consultation at our office phone number or reach out to us online.