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Capital One Hacking Suspect Allegedly Boasted Online, Despite Warnings: ‘Don’t Go to Jail Plz’

In various online platforms, authorities say, the suspect accused of hacking Capital One boasted about what she had done: penetrated a vulnerability in the financial institution’s database, compromising millions of customers.

Her gloating continued even after those she was communicating with warned that what she was doing was “sketchy,” telling her, “don’t go to jail plz,” screenshots in a federal criminal complaint filed on Monday show.

Ultimately, it was that online trail of brags — plus the occasional mention of cats — that authorities say led them to Paige A. Thompson, a former software engineer from Seattle arrested Monday in connection with the hack, one of the biggest bank data breaches in history.

Read more at NBC News

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