Capital One Data Breach Litigation
Fadullon et. al v. Capital One Financial Corp., Amazon Web Services, Paige A. Thompson, et al.
United States District Court for the Western District of Washington
Case No. 2:19-cv-01189
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Financial institutions have a responsibility to keep their customers safe from financial harm.
On July 29, 2019, it was disclosed that both Capital One and Amazon Web Services’ failure to protect private and personal information resulted in the exposure of the personal information of over 100 million individuals. Capital One stated that “there was unauthorized access by an outside individual who obtained certain types of personal information relating to people who had applied for credit card products and Capital One credit card customers. This occurred on March 22 and 23, 2019.” It has been estimated that approximately 140,000 Social Security numbers and 80,000 bank account numbers were compromised.
The complaint alleges claims against the defendants for negligence, violations of the consumer protection acts and data breach disclosure laws, and breach of contract. Plaintiff seeks to represent a class defined as:
“all persons residing in the United States whose Personal Information was exposed in the Data Breach announced by Capital One on July 29, 2019.”
In the event the breached information was sold or otherwise disseminated, it could be used to locate the most creditworthy customers and open accounts in their names, leaving consumers and their finances vulnerable and potentially subject to many other forms of financial fraud.
Please note that while we are unable to respond to questions with respect to the status of the personal information for any specific individual possessed by Capital One and whether that personal information was subject to the breach, below you can find useful information about how to protect your finances in the aftermath of a data breach.
You may learn more about the case and review the specific allegations and the Class and Subclass definitions in the Class Action Complaint contained in the Case Documents Section below.
Class Action Complaint – 07/30/2019
Other Useful Information
The Federal Trade Commission provides information and tips on how to protect yourself against fraudulent credit card charges.
For immediate steps to repair identity theft, click here.
For information on how to keep your personal information secure, including securing your social security number, click here.
For information regarding freezing your credit, click here.