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Massive Capital One hack by transgender employee
Didn't see this posted and only found out just now it was a transgender. The regular news was reporting it as a woman who once worked for Amazon, but ZeroHedge got the details. Typical legacy media snow job.

Quote:Paige Thompson, the 33 year old former Amazon employee who was been charged with stealing sensitive data belonging to 100 million Capital One credit card applicants, is a transgender woman who has shown signs of erratic behavior on line, including sharing about the depression she felt after having to recently euthanize a pet, according to the Daily Mail.

Using the online handle "erratic", Thompson was active on hacker Twitter. It's not clear why Thompson stole the data, but according to Bloomberg, the breach ranks as one of the largest-ever involving a US bank - though the data apparently wasn't distributed to other criminals to use in identity theft schemes or other fraud. Thompson was arrested by federal prosecutors in Seattle.

No... I won't post a pic of that freak. Go see for yourself.

Quote:Thompson is believed to have stolen the data from an AWS data-storage system that had an improperly configured firewall that Thompson was able to breach. Though Amazon insists the hack wasn't its fault, and that Thompson infiltrated Capital One's system to access the data.

After allegedly stealing the data, Thompson made no efforts to conceal her involvement - in fact, she posted about it publicly on forums to the point where other hackers warned her that she could be facing jail time for posting some of the information in the hack.

It's estimated that she accessed more than 140,000 credit cad numbers and more than 100 million names.
Capital One only learned of the hack, according to BBG, when an anonymous tipster emailed them on July 17 to report the breach after seeing some of the data Thompson had posted to her Github.

So far, nobody's money has been taken, and no sensitive data stolen has been used for nefarious purposes. Most of the data was taken from consumer and small-business credit-card applications.

"This information included personal information Capital One routinely collects at the time it receives credit card applications, including names, addresses, zip codes/postal codes, phone numbers, email addresses, dates of birth, and self-reported income."

Thompson's defense lawyers might have a hard time coming up with a defense because Thompson is alleged to have posted messages on social media admitting to the hacks while knowing that what she was doing was illegal.

"She" was charged with computer fraud and abuse.

Not at all surprised at the fact that a mentally unstable tranny went off the rails and did something like this, or that he needed to get the additional narcissism rush by posting about it in social media. A desperate but pathetic cry for help.

On the bright side, maybe this'll turn into another $125 settlement offer like what's going on with Equifax right now.Banana

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Well it's just been announced that essentially no one is getting the $125 from Equifax, because despite leaking literally everyone SSN and personal info they only needed to set aside 31 million dollars for payouts. So do the math, nowhere near enough money. Thank the FTC
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(07-31-2019 04:21 PM)Repo Wrote:  Well it's just been announced that essentially no one is getting the $125 from Equifax, because despite leaking literally everyone SSN and personal info they only needed to set aside 31 million dollars for payouts. So do the math, nowhere near enough money. Thank the FTC

But don't worry the lawyers got their millions already from the settlement.

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(07-31-2019 03:57 PM)SlickyBoy Wrote:  No... I won't post a pic of that freak. Go see for yourself.

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Another lad with mental problems in a dress calling himself a lady. Reminds me of...



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Seriously, WTF? We didn't need to see that shit.

Also, since when are Trannies hackers? That's gotta be a first.

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(07-31-2019 10:03 PM)ChefAllDay Wrote:  Seriously, WTF? We didn't need to see that shit.

Also, since when are Trannies hackers? That's gotta be a first.

There's this fad where folks on the autist/incel spectrum in tech have started identifying as women/trannies either hoping they can get sex out of the lesbian and weirdo spaces or cynically taking the gibs because they've taken MGTOW into a very dark place. The diversity quotas aren't helping the problem since as long as they can math nerd some diversity points they figure why not job up.

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I was wondering why no one was mentioning that heshe was a tranny on twitter once I saw its face.
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I have to wonder why some of these blokes even bother to go with the whole tranny thing with how utterly unconvincing they look. They look no more convincing than if I all of a sudden slapped on a wig and put on a dress.
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(07-31-2019 11:16 PM)Yatagan Wrote:  I have to wonder why some of these blokes even bother to go with the whole tranny thing with how utterly unconvincing they look. They look no more convincing than if I all of a sudden slapped on a wig and put on a dress.

At the same time, we have to accept that 3 year olds can decide that they want to be trannies now. Mario Lopez had to apologize over saying that it was dangerous to do that.
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(07-31-2019 10:03 PM)ChefAllDay Wrote:  Also, since when are Trannies hackers? That's gotta be a first.

Dude just plugged a usb drive into a computer and downloaded a file containing the database. Its not like he used his "computer wizardry" to get access remotely to servers.

It's not hacking. It's lack of character.
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I personally dont care much for companies like Capital One, so I dont have an issue with this. The world would be a better place without these sorts of companies, in my opinion, so this is a good thing as far as I'm concerned. Not interested in debating lassez-faire capitalism here, and high interest-credit cards, I knw some people have a libertarian attitude to this sort of thing. Still, I personally see no reason why I should respect these companies, ultimately, if people lose out due to identity theft, the company will still be tarnished, so I personally think the risk of identity theft are just a cost of doing business with companies like this.

It's only a matter of time before more corporations get their reputation destroyed by disgruntled employees. Just one person in the right place, with the right motivation, can cause reputational damage in the billions for these large, centralised corporations.

The only way to beat degeneracy is to attack it. Not walk away saying "im too good for this but someone else can do business with them".

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I'm just surprised that a trans freak not only set a goal beyond creating a social disturbance in their immediate vicinity but they actually accomplished it.

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(07-31-2019 10:03 PM)ChefAllDay Wrote:  Seriously, WTF? We didn't need to see that shit.

Also, since when are Trannies hackers? That's gotta be a first.

Nope, not the first - Bradley (Chelsea) Manning beat him to it.

They don't have to actually "hack" much, just have access and some rudimentary skills to spill data.

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(08-01-2019 11:02 AM)joost Wrote:  
(07-31-2019 10:03 PM)ChefAllDay Wrote:  Also, since when are Trannies hackers? That's gotta be a first.

Dude just plugged a usb drive into a computer and downloaded a file containing the database. Its not like he used his "computer wizardry" to get access remotely to servers.

It's not hacking. It's lack of character.



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This sounds like it was an act of rage towards himself for a dysfunctional life. Regrets of transitioning and the death of a cat pushed him over the edge. Another male ruined by a single mom.

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Quote:She spent her days holed up in a lavender-painted bedroom, playing the video game Counter-Strike and pounding out posts that were variously boastful or tortured on different social-media channels.

Before being charged with a massive hack of Capital One Financial Corporation’s computer network, Paige Thompson, 33, lived with three roommates in a run-down house in the Beacon Hill neighborhood of south Seattle. Her roommates said they met at a support group for transgender people; Thompson identified herself as a transgender woman on Twitter.

They described Thompson as a brilliant introvert, an Arkansas native who came west with her mother as a child and decided to stay even after her family went home. She began identifying as a woman about a decade ago, said the roommates, who requested anonymity for fear of retaliation by law enforcement.

Thompson was charged Monday with computer fraud and abuse, accused by federal prosecutors of illegally accessing personal and financial information of about 100 million people in the U.S. and 6 million more in Canada. Most of the information was gleaned from applications for Capital One credit cards and includes names, addresses, dates of birth and roughly 140,000 Social Security numbers.

Her bail hearing is scheduled for Thursday. Her lawyer, Christopher Sanders, a federal public defender, didn’t reply to an emailed request for comment.

Capital One said it’s unlikely that the stolen information was used for fraud or dispersed to other individuals.

Since her arrest, the information that has emerged about Thompson’s life, both online and in interviews, is of a computer engineer steeped in technical know-how but struggling to find stability in her professional and personal life. She jumped from job to job and the last one listed on her resume, a systems engineer at Amazon.com, ended almost three years ago.

“Pretty much the whole time it seemed like she had a lot going on personally and just a lot of things that were interrupting her ability to work,” said Jamie Kahler, who ran a team about four years ago that included Thompson at ATGStores.com, an online home-furnishing site. Nonetheless, he said Thompson’s arrest was an “enormous shock.”

“I never got the impression that she was that type,” Kahler said. “We didn’t have any problems with her breaching the security at our company.”

Thompson’s social media postings show her struggling with life’s challenges. On Twitter, where she gave herself the handle “erratic,” she agonized over having to euthanize her sick cat, Millie, criticized her own looks and bemoaned her lack of dating options.

On a Slack channel Thompson created for her business Netcrave, she wrote on June 26 that she told her counselor she “regretted transitioning fully. And that I felt stuck with the decision I made. And wished I knew what my options were as far as detransitioning.”

Thompson posted about writing code, and hacking, appearing at one point to express a desire to be punished for her actions.

“The answer doesn’t really account for all the hacks, ddosing, people I’ve harassed, because it (obscenity) pisses me off, it pisses me off even more that I’m not in jail because of it, which is stupid but I mean come on, WTF,” she wrote.


Thompson was the organizer of a Meetup group called Seattle Warez Kiddies, billed as a forum for people with all manner of cyber interests, including hacking. As of Tuesday the page had been taken down from the Meetup web site.

She dropped hints along the way about her alleged crime.

On June 29, she posted an article to Twitter about companies whose data was exposed by “leaky” Amazon technology. Three months earlier, Thompson had allegedly accessed the Capital One cardholder data, which was hosted on Amazon’s cloud computing network.

Earlier that month, she wrote a Twitter message that read, “I’ve basically strapped myself with a bomb vest, (obscenity) dropping capitol ones dox and admitting it,” according to federal prosecutors.
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Ultimately, a security researcher alerted Capital One to leaked data on an account at GitHub, a network that allows software developers to manage and store projects. The bank’s investigators traced the account to Thompson.

It wasn’t difficult: her name was on the account, according to prosecutors.

On July 23, Thompson grieved the final hours of her cat’s life and wrote, “I’m mentally exhausted.”

Six days later, more than a dozen heavily armed agents in camouflage and helmets assembled on the doorstep of the house in the early morning hours. Thompson and her roommates were woken up by shouts: “FBI, open up!”
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(07-31-2019 10:03 PM)ChefAllDay Wrote:  since when are Trannies hackers? That's gotta be a first.

Pound for pound there are a LOT more trannies in the IT field than the general population. Computer work attracts misfits at the bottom of the social pecking order as it gives them something to do that feels empowering since computers always do whatever you tell them to do.
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