Paige a. Thompson Biography
Paige Thompson former Seattle technology company software engineer, she is the suspect accused of hacking into Capital One’s system. She was arrested on Monday on a criminal complaint charging computer fraud and abuse for hacking into stored data of Capital One Financial Corp. She accessing credit card applications and compromising the personal data of more than 100 million people.
Paige Thompson is a transgender woman
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Paige Thompson Age
She is 33 years old
Paige Thompson Career
She updates her resume on Scribd, Thompson is a Software engineer who attended Bellevue Community College but did not graduate. She worked for Amazon as a systems engineer in 2015 and 2016. She also lists prior jobs as a software engineer at companies including ATG Stores Inc, ConnectXYZLLC and Seattle Software Systems.
Paige Thompson Next Hearing Date
Paige Thompson made her initial appearance in U.S. District Court in Seattle on Monday and was ordered detained pending a hearing on August 1, the statement said.
Paige Thompson Capital One
Hacker gained access to personal information from more than 100m Capital One credit applications, according to the bank on Monday. Paige A. Thompson, who also goes by the handle “erratic”was charged with a single count of computer fraud & abuse in U.S. District Court in Seattle. pic.twitter.com/1d75cm9CRe
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Capital One said personal information including names, addresses, phone numbers and credit scores of about 100 million individuals in the United States and 6 million people in Canada were obtained by a hacker.
Capital One says it believes that it is unlikely that the information was used for fraud , but it will continue to investigate.
The hacker got information including credit scores and balances plus the Social Security numbers of about 140,000 customers.
It will offer free credit monitoring services to those affected.
‘Importantly, no credit card account numbers or log-in credentials were compromised and over 99 percent of Social Security numbers were not compromised,’ Capital One said in a statement.
Paige A Thompson Arrest
On July 29, 2019, Thompson was arrested by FBI agents in Seattle. The FBI investigators tracked her down via various online platforms. The FBI investigators obtained a warrant to search Paige Adele Thompson’s home in Seattle.
According to the criminal complaint, the FBI honed in on Thompson after “information obtained from the obtrusion” was found on a GitHub page with Thompson’s name attached to it. This was after a tipster emailed Capital One on July 17, 2019, to alert them to the post. The message included a link to a file, that was confirmed to contain information for getting into Capital One systems.
Paige A Thompson Charges
Thompson was charged with computer fraud and abuse. The judge ordered that she remain behind bars until a bail hearing is held on August 1. If convicted she faces up to five years in prison and a $250,000 if convicted.
Paige A Thompson Hacks and Traced
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On July 17, an anonymous internet user sent an email to Capital One indicating that someone was posting leaked data on GitHub.
The email contained a link whose address included Thompson’s full name – ‘Paige Adele Thompson’.
Investigators traced the link and discovered that Thompson is a systems engineer who worked at a cloud computing company.
Authorities say that they became convinced that Thompson was the owner of the GitHub page.
The page includes a number of server list IP addresses that match the same addresses used by the hacker who broke into Capital One, according to the FBI.
The FBI says that it also found a Meetup page used by Thompson which contains a link inviting others to a Slack chat.
In that chat, Thompson, who went by the alias ‘erratic,’ admitted to others that she hacked the data and was looking for an online location to store it.
Paige A. Thompson’s GitLab, Github
Here’s a look at Paige A. Thompson’s GitLab site where she stored and shared code, routines and her resume.
Here’s a look at Paige A. Thompson’s GitLab site where she stored and shared code, routines and her resume. pic.twitter.com/JW7uBrpSQV
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Paige A. Thompson Linkedin
In a now-deleted LinkedIn page, Paige listed her occupation as Owner/software engineer at Netcrave.
Paige A. Thompson Twitter
Thompson’s Twitter account reveals a troubled woman who speaks of her desire to undergo doctor-assisted suicide in Denmark.
She also tweeted that her ‘boy’ was deported to Greece, though it is unclear what she meant.
Fast Facts You Need to Know
- Paige Thompson, 33, was arrested on Monday by federal authorities
- Justice Department alleges Thompson hacked into Capital One data system
- The lender says hacking affected personal data of about 100 million customers
- Capital One received a tip on July 17 indicating its systems were hacked
- FBI says it used IP addresses to trace the source of the alleged hack
- Thompson allegedly admitted to the hack in online chats on Slack and Twitter