(Matt Demlein, WRVA)

Herring Urges Vigilance After Capital One Breach

Nearly 106 Million Impacted In U.S. And Canada

July 31, 2019 - 1:00 pm

Richmond, Va. (Newsradiowrva.com) - Attorney General Mark Herring is warning Virginians  who could be affected by Capital One’s massive data breach to keep an eye on their information.  According to Capital One, more than 100 million people in the United States and about 6 million people in Canada could have had their personal information exposed including names, addresses, dates of birth, credit history information, social security numbers, and bank account numbers.

“Massive data breaches, like this Capital One breach, are happening all too frequently,” said Herring. “Millions of Virginians may have been impacted by this most recent data breach, and all consumers, whether they have worked with Capital One or not, should be extra cautious in the coming weeks to protect their personal data. I am urging any Virginian who believes they may have been impacted by this breach to keep a close eye on their finances, and if you think you have been a victim of identity theft please contact my office immediately. We do not know the scope of the damage created by this data breach yet, but I will monitor the situation and keep Virginians updated.”

Virginians can access Attorney General Herring's Victim Notification Program's Identity Theft Guide for information on how to protect your personal information and what to do if you think you've been the victim of an identity theft.

Meanwhile, a law firm has begun the process of filing a class action suit against Capital One. Morgan & Morgan announced the suit out of Tampa.