After Capital One’s hack, here are all the crazy things bad actors can do if they steal your personal data

The type of personal information compromised in thefts like Capital One’s COF, -5.89% data hack could hold the “keys to the kingdom” for a bad actor, experts say — and she or he can do far more than open a credit card in your name.

The financial company revealed Monday night that it had learned of a hack impacting about 100 million U.S. customers and 6 million people in Canada. Authorities charged 33-year-old software engineer Paige Thompson, a former Amazon Web Services AMZN, -0.73% employee, with one count of computer fraud and abuse, an offense that carries up to five years in prison.

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