Elizabeth Warren is urging the FTC to investigate Amazon over concerns that it played a role in the massive Capital One data breach that affected 100 million people

October 25, 2019

United States senators Ron Wyden (D-Oregon) and Elizabeth Warren (D-Massachussetts) are urging the Federal Trade Commission to investigate Amazon over the massive Capital One data breach that impacted more than 100 million people.

In July, it was discovered that a hacker obtained sensitive data about Capital One customers and credit card applicants that was stored on Amazon Web Services, the e-commerce giant’s popular cloud service. The incident impacted approximately 100 million people in the United States and six million in Canada, Capital One said at the time. The suspected hacker, former Amazon employee Paige A. Thompson, allegedly accessed the information by taking advantage of a firewall misconfiguration in Capital One’s cloud infrastructure. 


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