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A Seattle woman gets probation for a massive Capital One hack in 2019

2022/10/5

SEATTLE – A previous Seattle technology staff member condemned of many fees associated with a huge hack of Resources One as well as different other firms in 2019 was fined Tuesday and also punished to 5 years probation.

United States District Judge Robert S. Lasnik claimed sentencing previous Amazon software program application programmer Paige Thompson to jail “as a result of her psychological wellness and also transgender problems” was especially challenging for her, the Department stated. of Justice in an affirmation.

United States Attorney Nick Brown stated her work environment was “exceptionally dissatisfied” with the selection of decision, consisting of area lawyers that really asked Thompson to provide 7 years behind bars.

” That’s not what justice appears like,” Brown claimed in the declaration

In June, a Seattle court located them guilty of cord fraudulence, unapproved accessibility to a safe computer system, and also damages to a safe computer system. The court acquitted her of different other costs containing gizmo gain access to scams as well as worsened identification burglary.

Thompson, 37, got the specific information of greater than 100 million individuals in an info violation that led Capital One COF, -0.93% to bargain $ 190 million with influenced clients.

The Treasury Department fined the business $ 80 million for quiting working on the info guard.

Thompson’s lawyers for the examination claimed he had actually fought with psychological wellness as well as health concerns, had actually never ever planned to earn money from the details he had actually gotten, as well as additionally kept in mind in court files that “there is no trustworthy or clear proof. that the recognition of a bachelor has actually been abused.”

Federal district attorneys have actually asserted that she not just took the info, however she likewise established software program on internet servers that she incorrectly accessed to remove the computer power to extract cryptocurrency.

Thompson’s hacking as well as information violation of 100 million individuals created even more than $ 250 million in damages to services as well as individuals,” Brown claimed. “Their cybercrime has actually created tension as well as anxiousness in several individuals that are truly worried concerning their special information.

Thompson was apprehended in July 2019 and also stayed behind bars till November this year, the Seattle Times reported. The quantity of settlement Thompson is needed to pay to those influenced will certainly be established at a hearing in December.

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