Data breaches

Sneaker marketplace StockX confirms hack affecting nearly 7 million records

A pair of Air Jordan 1 Retro shoes are seen before being packed to ship out of Stock X
A pair of Air Jordan 1 Retro shoes are seen before being packed to ship out of StockX. Photo: Jeff Kowalsky/AFP/Getty Images

Online sneaker marketplace StockX experienced a data breach that exposed millions of customers' data, revealed only after a company email asked users to reset their passwords for "system updates," TechCrunch reports.

Why it matters: Last month, StockX was valued at over $1 billion after a $110 million fundraising round. The tracker, which has helped niche shoe buyers decide whether to sell, buy or hold, has exploded among non-shoe lovers who are only interested in the gains they can make from flipping sneakers at higher prices.

What to do if you're a Capital One customer whose info was hacked

Capital One's logo displayed on a phone.
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Approximately 100 million Capital One customers in the U.S. and Canada are caught up in a data hack that the bank claims happened in March. If you think you're among them, here are a few steps you can take.

Where to start: The bank says it will notify all affected customers, including 140,000 whose social security numbers were compromised, and offer identify protection services and credit monitoring. Both are worth taking advantage of.