The Price of Hacking
The bank company Capital One announced that an Amazon Web Services employee gained access to more than 100 million accounts and credit card applications earlier this year. And customers affected by the Yahoo data breaches between 2013 and 2016 may soon be eligible for a $358 payout. They're just the latest incidents in a long line of prominent breaches that have left people wary of forking over their personal information, and companies spending millions to bolster security and settle lawsuits. The hackers' targets have ranged from major retailers to the federal government and even the online dating site Ashley Madison.