Jim Jordan Sends Letters To Amazon, Capital One After Hacker Accessed Personal Data Of Over 100 Million People

The Daily Caller | 8/1/2019 | Staff
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Ohio Republican Rep. Jim Jordan sent letters to Amazon founder Jeff Bezos and Capital One founder Richard Fairbank requesting briefings after a hacking incident affected over 100 million people.

Capital One informed the public Monday that the suspect, Paige Thompson, who was a former Amazon Web Services (AWS) employee, accessed the records of 106 million Capital One credit card users and applicants through a “misconfiguration” of a firewall on a web application.

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Jordan — the ranking member of the House Committee on Oversight and Reform — and Republican Reps. Michael Cloud of Texas and Mark Meadows of North Carolina note in the letter to Bezos the issue of trust in AWS after the breach and ahead of the 2020 census, which will use AWS technology.

“Because AWS will provide the trusted internet connection and cloud support for the 2020 Census and could potentially run the Department of Defense’s Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure cloud computing system, the Committee may carefully examine the consequences of this breach,” the letter to Bezos obtained by the Daily Caller News Foundation reads.

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For the first time in U.S. census history, households will be able to answer questions online, and data collectors will visit properties equipped with smartphones to personally record information in an easier fashion, thanks to AWS cloud technology, The New York Times reported earlier in July.

Jordan’s committee requested a briefing from Amazon by Aug. 15, 2019 “on the current status of AWS protocols in place to ensure the...
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