Photo: Johannes Eilsele/AFP/Getty Images

The FBI arrested Washington state resident Paige Thompson Monday morning for the digital theft of data from tens of millions of credit card applications, multiple news sites reported. Capital One confirmed broad aspects of the arrest in a press release.

What was stolen: Data from around 100 million credit card applications from between 2005 and 2019, including 80,000 bank account numbers and 140,000 Social Security numbers. 1 million Canadian Social Insurance Numbers were also stolen.

Background: Capital One said it discovered the data breach on July 19 in the process of patching a security glitch reported to the company.

The FBI quickly arrested Thompson, who reportedly bragged about the heist online.

Threat level: Capital One's statement said the company does not believe information from the credit card applications has been released online.

The impact: The breach will cost the financial firm $100 million–$150 million to resolve, per Capital One, including the costs of notifying affected applicants, providing applicants with credit monitoring and other costs.

Editor's note: This story has been corrected to indicate that the breach involved "data from" credit card applications, rather than entire credit card applications.

Go deeper

Updated 4 mins ago - Politics & Policy

Coronavirus dashboard

Illustration: Sarah Grillo/Axios

  1. Global: Total confirmed cases as of 3 a.m. ET: 33,642,602 — Total deaths: 1,007,769 — Total recoveries: 23,387,825Map.
  2. U.S.: Total confirmed cases as of 3 a.m. ET: 7,191,061 — Total deaths: 205,998 — Total recoveries: 2,813,305 — Total tests: 103,155,189Map.
  3. Health: Americans won't take Trump's word on the vaccine, Axios-Ipsos poll finds.
  4. Politics: 7 former FDA commissioners say Trump is undermining agency's credibility
  5. States: NYC's coronavirus positivity rate spikes to highest since June.
  6. Sports: Tennessee Titans close facility amid NFL's first coronavirus outbreak.
  7. World: U.K. beats previous record for new coronavirus cases.
  8. Work: United States of burnout — Asian American unemployment spikes amid pandemic

In photos: Deadly wildfires devastate California's wine country

The Shady Fire ravages a home as it approaches Santa Rosa in Napa County, California, on Sept. 28. The blaze is part of the massive Glass Fire Complex, which has razed 46,600 acres at 2% containment. Photo: Samuel Corum/Agence France-Presse/AFP via Getty Images

Some 18,700 firefighters are battling 27 major blazes across California, including in the heart of the wine country, where one mega-blaze claimed the lives of three people and forced thousands of others to evacuate this week.

The big picture: 8,155 wildfires have burned across a record 3.86 million acres, killing 26 people and razing almost 7,900 structures in California this year, per Cal Fire. Just like the deadly blazes of 2017, the wine country has become a wildfires epicenter. Gov. Gavin Newsom has declared a state of emergency in Napa, Sonoma, and Shasta counties.

Mike Allen, author of AM
Updated 3 hours ago - Politics & Policy

The first Trump v. Biden presidential debate was a hot mess

Photos: Jim Watson and Saul Loeb/AFP via Getty Images

This debate was like the country: Everybody’s talking. Nobody’s listening. Nothing is learned. It’s a mess.

  • We were told President Trump would be savage. Turned out, that was a gross understatement. Even the moderator, Fox News' Chris Wallace, got bulldozed.

Why it matters: Honestly, who the hell knows?