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  • Hacker steals data of 106 million people from Capital One

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      • #1896635 Reply

        “What’s in your wallet?”

        ….besides Capital One’s hand, just about everyone, it seems.

        I got so sick of this that I pay cash or check, money order, PayPal (yeah, I know) and shredded my credit cards after the Equifax hack. Which, incidentally, I am still suffering the effects from…(“No, I am NOT John Jeykyl Jenksinheimer Smith, and that is NOT my rap sheet…!”)

        That’s it, I’m going to do the Walden thing once I learn how to play the flute.

        https://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2019/07/feds-former-cloud-worker-hacks-into-capital-one-and-takes-data-for-106-million-people/

        [Moderator edit] changed title to more accurately reflect article.

        Win7 Pro SP1 64-bit ESU, Dell Latitude E6330, Intel CORE i5 "Ivy Bridge", Group "Patch List", Multiple Air-Gapped backup drives in different locations, "Don't auto-check for updates-Full Manual Mode." Linux Mint Greenhorn
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        "A committee is the only known form of life that has at least four legs and no brain."

        -Robert Heinlein

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        Fred
        AskWoody Plus

        @ Ninbled….  thanks for sharing.

        That’s it, I’m going to do the Walden thing once I learn how to play the flute.

        https:// …. ……

        [Moderator edit] changed title to more accurately reflect article.

        YOU wrote a link, that was edited away: can you please give YOUR original text?

        Thank you very much & regards.

         

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      • #1896738 Reply
        Berton
        AskWoody_MVP

        Fred, I see the full link and it worked.

        Before you wonder "Am I doing things right," ask "Am I doing the right things?"
      • #1896884 Reply
        Mr. Natural
        AskWoody Plus

        You may be surprised when you see pictures of the girl responsible. I’ll leave it at that.

        Red Ruffnsore reporting from the front lines.

        • #1897790 Reply

          Yup…this is not a well person judging from the pictures.  Frequent IT scenario:  Overworked, then canned due to poor performance, then the crackup. Details will follow in the news, I guess. I have as much compassion for her as I do for anyone bit by this breach. Latest accounts have her breaking down during arraignment.

          Win7 Pro SP1 64-bit ESU, Dell Latitude E6330, Intel CORE i5 "Ivy Bridge", Group "Patch List", Multiple Air-Gapped backup drives in different locations, "Don't auto-check for updates-Full Manual Mode." Linux Mint Greenhorn
          --
          "A committee is the only known form of life that has at least four legs and no brain."

          -Robert Heinlein

      • #1897780 Reply

        Moderator: Thanks…I tend to post late at night, not a good practice for accuracy when exhaustion is an added feature. Mea Culpa.

        Win7 Pro SP1 64-bit ESU, Dell Latitude E6330, Intel CORE i5 "Ivy Bridge", Group "Patch List", Multiple Air-Gapped backup drives in different locations, "Don't auto-check for updates-Full Manual Mode." Linux Mint Greenhorn
        --
        "A committee is the only known form of life that has at least four legs and no brain."

        -Robert Heinlein

      • #1899494 Reply
        Geo
        AskWoody Lounger

        “What’s in your wallet?” ….besides Capital One’s hand, just about everyone, it seems.

        Capital One data breach: Could Seattle woman accused have more data?

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