Statement on the Capital One data breach

The Canadian Centre for Cyber Security (Cyber Centre) is aware of a reported data breach of Capital One Financial Corporation.

We are working in coordination with the RCMP to gather more information at this time. Any Canadians who think they may have been affected by this breach are encouraged to read the Capital One web site and contact Capital One for more information.

If you think you have been involved in a cyber incident and provided personal information or financial information, please contact the following organizations as appropriate:

  1. Call your bank. If your bank account or credit cards are involved, you'll want to report it, and cancel cards, right away to avoid being liable for the losses.
  2. Call the police and keep note of the report number for reference.
  3. Call Canada's main credit reporting agencies and put a fraud alert on your credit report:
    • Trans Union Canada (1-866-525-0262, Québec 1-877-713-3393)
    • Equifax Canada (1-866-779-6440)

You can find more information on Cyber Incidents available here: Report a cyber incident.

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