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Thu Aug 1, 2019, 06:56 PM

Capital One hacker threatened to 'shoot up' California Social Media Company

SEATTLE, WA The woman accused of taking a trove of data from Capital One had threatened to "shoot up" a California-based social media company, according to the U.S. Attorney in Seattle. That detail comes from court filings related to the arrest of Park Quan, the hacker's roommate who was found with a trove of weapons and potential explosives.

On Monday, the FBI raided a small Beacon Hill home to arrest Paige Thompson, the former Amazon worker who prosecutors say accessed data on 100 million Capital One customers. During the raid, agents noticed weapons in Quan's bedroom, and ended up arresting him on multiple charges. He had about 20 assault rifles in his room, ammunition, and a fake grenade.

In court records filed Wednesday, prosecutors described Quan's criminal background, and talked about a restraining order that had been filed against Thompson. She is identified in the documents as "Person 1."

"As law enforcement was aware, Person 1 was the subject of one or more restraining orders and had made express threats to harm others and herself. In fact, in late May 2019, Person 1 had threatened to 'shoot up' the office of a California social media company," the documents say.


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