Capital One is a leading credit card provider and lender in the United States. With millions of customers, the company is maintaining data for a substantial number of people. Capital One can't service its customers on its own, though, and has partnerships with companies like NCB Management Services Inc. This debt-collection company maintains a variety of corporate clients and generates over $50 million in annual revenue. The two companies work together, and NCB was recently hacked, exposing some of the customers at Capital One.
The Capital One data breach occurred when a breach happened at NCB Management Services. The breach caused the company to lose some of its data for Capital One customers. A total of 16,779 people were impacted by the breach, and individual notices are going out to all of them.
NCB first determined on February 4, 2023, that an attacker was able to access the data files at the company on February 1, 2023. It wasn't until May 26, 2023, that the company filed with the Maine Attorney General's office.
This breach impacts approximately 16,779 Capital One customers. If you receive a notice from NCB or Capital One, you should know that you're at risk, and you should take steps to protect yourself. You haven't lost a substantial amount of data, but you should still monitor your credit for potential issues to protect yourself.
There isn't a record of the number of Capital One documents and files accessed in this data breach. While we don't know how many files were accessed, we know that over 16,000 people were impacted by this breach.