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Following the recent Capital One data breach which affected 100 million individuals in the United States and approximately 6 million in Canada, Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH) has announced a federal inquiry into the massive invasion of consumers’ private financial information.
Breitbart News has obtained letters sent by the office of Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH) to Capital One and Amazon requesting information on the data breach from both companies as a federal inquiry is prepared. Amazon Web Services provided cloud storage services for Capital One at the time of the data breach according to court filings.
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The letter to Capital One CEO Richard Fairbank states: “The Committee regularly conducts oversight of data breaches at financial institutions.’ To help us more fully understand Capital One’s recent incident and its potential to affect millions of Americans, we ask that you please arrange for a staff-level briefing on the incident, its nature and scope, as well as Capital One’s response to the disclosure. Please provide the briefing as soon as possible, but no later than August 15, 2019. If you have any questions about this request, please contact Committee staff at [REDACTED]. Thank you for your attention to this matter.”
Similarly, a letter to Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos discusses Amazon’s role to the data breach stating:
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According to court filings, the Capital One data was stored on a cloud storage service provided by Amazon Web Services (AWS).5 The outside individual who accessed the data was allegedly a former AWS employee. 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.
We respectfully request a staff-level briefing no later than August 15, 2019, on the current status of AWS security...
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