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Capital One Data Theft Expands to Other Companies

Court documents recently submitted by Federal prosecutors allege the suspect in last month’s Capital One breach may have also obtained data from as many as 30 additional organizations.

Servers seized from the suspect’s home contained several terabytes of data storage; one terabyte of storage equates to approximately 75 million pages. The files on these servers appear to have been retrieved from automakers, universities, state agencies, software firms, telecommunications and additional financial institutions.

The good news surrounding these criminal activities, due to reporting by members of the tech community and the swift response by law enforcement, it is not believed any stolen data from Capital One was released to unauthorized parties.

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