A group of angry customers filed a lawsuit against Capital One this week following the hack that affected more than 106 million people. And they aren’t stopping there; the group also named Amazon Web Services, Capital One’s cloud provider, alleging the tech giant is also culpable for the breach.
The hack has led to multiple lawsuits and become another flashpoint in the debate over privacy and security. In the wake of this attack, questions have arisen about whether the technology providers that power companies such as Capital One should also be held responsible. A similar lawsuit, filed last week in California, brought GitHub into the fray, arguing that the code repository failed to monitor and respond to hacked data on its website.