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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
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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.