A hacker gained access to personal information from more than 100 million Capitol One credit applications, the bank said Monday as federal authorities arrested a suspect. The data breach has affected around 100 million people in the US and 6 million in Canada. According to the FBI complaint, someone emailed the bank two days before notifying it that leaked data had appeared on the webhosting site GitHub.
U.S. government officials have now pointed the finger at Russian hackers after recent cyber-intrusions into the business systems of U.S. nuclear power and other energy companies. Following the attacks, F.B.I. made a statement saying, “there is no indication of a threat to public safety, as any potential impact appears to be limited to administrative and business networks.”
The latest cyber attack to hit the globe, Petya, has now hit FedEx. A FedEx subsidiary, TNT Express, had its communications and delivery disrupted by the newest wake of cyber attacks. Trading in FedEx shares was halted for nearly an hour on Wednesday. FedEx made a statement saying “While TNT Express operations and communications systems have been disrupted, no data breach is known to have occurred”.