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Capital One breach: U.S. v Paige Thompson (aka 'erratic')

Updated Jul 30, 2019 at 12:25 PM EST

Capital One, the Virginia-based bank with a popular credit card business, announced that a hacker had accessed about 100 million credit card applications, and investigators say thousands of Social Security and bank account numbers were also taken. The FBI has arrested a Seattle area woman, Paige A. Thompson, on a charge of computer fraud and abuse, according to court records. Read the story here.

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The federal government says a hacker from the Seattle area accessed about 100 million Capital One credit card applications.