Capital One Data Breach
Capital One announced on July 19th, the discovery of unauthorized access leading to a data breach. This data breach is said to affect over 100 million people in the United States. Between March and July 2019, Capital One states a hacker gained access to social security numbers, personal bank account numbers and credit card applications dating between 2005 and 2019. The hacker also obtained credit scores and contact information. The individual who hacked the system has been arrested as of Monday July 29th. Capital One plans to notify each individual that has been affected.
Though this data breach does not affect Sunbelt FCU directly, Sunbelt is always available to help in any way we can and offers several tools to keep your finances safe and secure. If you are a MyLife Checking account holder or Sunbelt Advantage Credit Card holder, you have access to MyLife rewards. This includes identity theft protection, credit monitoring services, and the ability to check your credit score and reports from all three burueaus. It is always advised to frequently monitor and utilize all tools to keep your personal information safe and secure. If you have not yet set up your credit file monitoring benefit, click here to get started.
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