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Capital One Moves Aside Top Information Security Officer

Capital One is moving its chief information security officer out of his job, just three months after the firm suffered a massive data breach in which 106 million of its customers’ personal information was stolen.

The bank told employees on Thursday that Michael Johnson, who had risen to CISO in 2017, will become and adviser to the bank while the board searches externally for a replacement, according to the Wall Street Journal. 

Mike Eason, the Chief Information Officer, was named as his interim replacement. 

The hacker accused by the Justice Department of the Capital One breach, Paige Thompson, was a former Amazon Web Services employee. The breach included millions of credit card applications, 140,000 Social Security numbers, and 80,000 bank account numbers, according to the bank.

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