Accused Capital One Hacker Is Denied Bail Over Past Threats

  • Judge cites Thompson’s lack of ties to Seattle as one reason
  •  Transgender woman being held in male unit of Seattle prison

The woman accused of hacking into Capital One Financial Corp.’s cloud and stealing personal information on more than 100 million people was denied bail after prosecutors portrayed her as a loose cannon with violent tendencies.

Paige A. Thompson, 33, who has been jailed since her arrest in July, is a danger to herself and others and must stay locked up while the case proceeds, U.S. Magistrate Judge Michelle L. Peterson ruled after a bail hearing Friday. Thompson also lacks strong ties to the Seattle area, Peterson said.

Source Story: Bloomberg

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