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UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND GLOBAL CAMPUS IFSM 304 7980 Ethics in Information Technology (2198) Topic: Analyze digital ethical issues of a current GLOBAL situation or event: Capital one Data Breach IFSM 304/7980 October 25, 2019 In 2019, one of the biggest data breaches ever happens with Capital One. Paige Thompson, a 33- year-old Software engineer who lives in Seattle and previously worked with Amazon Web Service (AWS), the cloud company that Capital One was using, hacked and stole Capital One’s
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customer information which became one of the largest data thefts according to federal prosecutors. Paige Thompson was accused of breaking and gaining access into Capital One server and had access to 140,000 Social Security numbers, 1 million Canadian Social Insurance numbers and 80,000 bank account numbers. According to the bank and the US Department of Justice, she also had access to unidentified number of people’s names, addresses, credit scores, credit limits, balances and other vital information (McLean, 2019).
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  • Federal Bureau of Investigation, Credit history, Capital One

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