Paige Thompson, 33, a former Seattle technology company software engineer, was arrested after she boasted about a massive data theft from Capital One on GitHub. She is now accused of 30 other data thefts.
/ Paige Thompson, 33, a previous Seattle innovation business software application engineer, was apprehended after she boasted about a huge information theft from Capital One on GitHub. She is now implicated of 30 other information thefts.


In a petition submitted on August 13 in federal court in Seattle, the Justice Department asserted that Paige Thompson— the previous Amazon staff member implicated of taking information from Capital One charge card applications– had actually done much more, consisting of “significant cyber invasions that led to the theft of huge quantities of information from what now seems more than 30 victim business.” United States Lawyer for Western Washington Brian Moran’s filing was for a movement to keep Thompson locked up up until trial since she is a flight threat and “has a long history of threatening habits that consists of duplicated dangers to eliminate others, to eliminate herself, and to devote suicide by police officer.”

Aside from Capital One, the victim companies have actually not been called by Justice authorities, however the filing specified that they consisted of “other business, universities, and other entities.” The information from these sources evaluated so far appears mainly to not consist of individual details.

” At this moment, nevertheless, the federal government is continuing to work to determine particular entities from which information was taken, in addition to the kind of information taken from each entity,” Moran composed in his filing. “The federal government anticipates to include a surcharge versus Thompson based upon each such theft of information, as the victims are determined and alerted.”

Thompson is not thought to have actually offered or shared any of the information she took or made money from it in any method. The copy of the information recuperated by police throughout the search of Thompson’s house “is the only copy of the taken information that she developed,” the filing states, however “it is prematurely to verify that this holds true … the federal government is continuing its examination, which will take a substantial quantity of time and resources, provided the tremendous quantity of forensic proof to examine.”

Thompson, who called herself “irregular” online, “appears to have substantial mental-health problems,” and she would be a hazard to others and herself if launched, Moran’s filing discussed. Thompson stated in a direct message thread on Twitter that she was “prepared to inspect the fuck out” which she “choose[red] to pass away, and something to make it simple.” She likewise threatened to eliminate authorities in a Twitter post, in addition to the individual who called them.

In 2018, 2 individuals declared security orders versus Thompson. And authorities had actually been contacted us to Thompson’s house two times in2019 In March, she “ended up being violent with her housemates” and after that threatened to utilize a phony weapon to devote “suicide by police officer” when the authorities were called. In May, Moran specified, “authorities were contacted us to Thompson’s house after Thompson called an associate at a California innovation workplace and threatened to take a trip to the business’s school in California and to ‘soar’ the workplace.” Among Thompson’s roomies had a collection of attack rifles, Moran stated.