July 30, 2019 / 2:05 AM / 24 days ago

Ex-Seattle tech worker arrested for Capital One hack - U.S. Justice Department

(Reuters) - The U.S. Justice Department said Paige Thompson, a former Seattle technology company software engineer, was arrested on Monday on a criminal complaint charging computer fraud and abuse for hacking into stored data of Capital One Financial Corp.

Thompson, 33, made her initial appearance in U.S. District Court in Seattle on Monday and was ordered detained pending a hearing on Aug. 1, the statement said.

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.

Reporting by Mohammad Zargham in Washington; Editing by Eric Beech

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