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Who is the alleged Capital One hacker?

Today on Front Burner, Greg Otto, editor-in-chief of CyberScoop, brings us the story of Paige Thompson, the alleged hacker at the centre of the massive Capital One data that hit millions of Canadians.
The logo for Capitol One Financial appears above a trading post on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, on July 30, 2019. A security breach at Capital One Financial, one of the nation's largest issuers of credit cards, compromised the personal information of over 100 million people, and in some cases the hacker obtained Social Security and bank account numbers. (Richard Drew/The Associated Press)
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A massive data breach at Capital One has led to the arrest of a Seattle-based woman who allegedly stole the private information of more than 100 million people, including six million Canadians. Today on Front Burner, Greg Otto, editor-in-chief of CyberScoop, brings us the story of accused hacker Paige Thompson, explains how the crime was done and why experts say a trail of clues was left for the FBI.

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