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A former Amazon Web Services employee was arrested after it was discovered she accessed the personal information of approximately 106 million Capital One credit card customers and applicants. The incident may be one of the largest thefts of personal data from a bank, The New York Times reports. The majority of data compromised in the incident involved data submitted by anyone who applied for a credit card between 2005 and 2019 and included dates of birth, addresses and self-reported income, as well as 140,000 Social Security numbers, 80,000 bank account numbers and 1 million Canadian social insurance numbers. Paige Thompson allegedly accessed the data through a faulty firewall. Capital One said, "Based on our analysis to date, we believe it is unlikely that the information was used for fraud or disseminated by this individual." (Registration may be required to access this story.) 
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