Capital One breach suspect may have stolen data from at least 30 organizations — including companies and educational institutions — prosecutors say


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Capital One data breach suspect Paige A. Thompson, of Seattle, may have stolen data from “more than 30 companies, educational institutions, and other entities,” according to prosecutors.
Thompson was charged with count of computer fraud and abuse (though prosecutors say more counts could be filed), after an FBI investigation alleged she stole data impacting roughly 100 million Capital One customers in the US and around 6 million in Canada.
“Thompson intruded into servers operated, rented, or contracted by over 30 companies, educational institutions, and other entities,” prosecutors allege in the court document. “Although not all of those intrusions involved the theft of personal identifying information, it appears likely that a number of the intrusions did.”
Investigators are still working to determine the identities of the organizations that may have been impacted by the theft.
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Capital One data breach suspect Paige A. Thompson, of Seattle, may have stolen data from “more than 30 companies, educational institutions, and other entities,” according to prosecutors.

Thompson was charged by the US Attorney’s Office in Seattle with count of computer fraud and abuse (though prosecutors say more counts could be filed). A FBI investigation alleges she stole data impacting roughly 100 million Capital One customers in the US and around 6 million in Canada.

The fact that other organizations may have had data stolen was revealed in an August 13 court filing, supporting prosecutors’ wish to keep Thompson detained pending trial.

“Thompson intruded into servers operated, rented, or contracted by over 30 companies, educational institutions, and other entities,” prosecutors allege in the court document. “Although not all of those intrusions involved the theft of personal identifying information, it appears likely that a number of the intrusions did.”

Investigators are still working to determine the identities of the organizations that may have been …read more

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