The prosecution states that the Seattle software engineer, arrested for Capital One's hack, has repeatedly threatened to "shoot" a California social media company out of the authorities after it has received a comprehensive one digital footprint of their suspected crime on the Internet, including boasting in online posts, the authorities said. She is now being charged with computer fraud and abuse.
HEAD OF SEATTLE-HACKER CAPTURED IN SOCIAL MEDIA: REPORT Handle "unpredictable" – information such as credit scores and credit, as well as the social security numbers of about 140,000 customers, the bank said.
In total, the infringement affected approximately 100 million people in the US and 6 million in Canada. The bank will offer free credit monitoring services to those affected.
The prosecution claims that Thompson knows she can be caught soon. More than six weeks before she was arrested on Monday, she discussed the alleged hacking online with friends in chats and in a group she founded on the Slack platform.
Friends and associates told the Associated Press that while Thompson was a seasoned programmer, he had trouble finding his way around and believing the alleged hack could bring her fame, fame and even a new job.
She also suffered from depression and said online that her move to a wife since she was 22 years old may have contributed to her mental health problems.
"She had a habit of openly struggling with her state of mind in public channels," said Aife Dunne, an online friend. "It's where her screen name comes from." SUSPECT ARRESTED
Thompson most recently worked at Amazon Web Services, a division that held the Capital One data, which she allegedly illegally accessed in March.
After leaving this job in 2016, she lost her home and moved into a group home. FBI agents who searched the house also arrested the owner for illegally possessing firearms when they discovered about 20 firearms, including assault rifles, on the property. A California social media company that did not name the destination.
Investigators state that they reviewed Thompson's online identity after publishing a photo of a bill she received from a veterinarian who took care of one of her pets during 2005-2009 In early 2019 have requested credit cards. The data also includes phone numbers, e-mail addresses, dates of birth and self-reported income.
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"While I am I'm grateful the perpetrator was caught, and I'm very sorry for what happened," said Richard D. Fairbank, CEO of Capital One. "I sincerely apologize for the understandable concern that this incident must cause those affected, and I'm determined to get it right."
The Associated Press contributed to this report.