Chin up, CapitalOne: You may not have been the suspected hacker's only victim. Feds fear 30-plus organizations hit

Chin up, CapitalOne: You may not have been the suspected hacker's only victim. Feds fear 30-plus organizations hit

Prosecutors file papers to keep Paige Thompson behind bars while awaiting trial


The ex-Amazon software engineer accused of stealing the personal information of 106 million people from Capital One's cloud-hosted databases may have hacked dozens of other organizations.


This is according to a filing [PDF] this week by prosecutors in a US federal district court in Seattle, where suspected cyber-thief Paige Thompson is facing trial.


While arguing their case to keep Thompson in jail before and during proceedings, Uncle Sam's legal eagles noted that as many as 30 other companies and organizations may have been similarly ransacked and had their customer records and corporate secrets siphoned by the alleged hacker.


"Thompson’s crime in this case – major cyber intrusions that ..