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Ex-Amazon Cloud Worker Convicted of Massive Capital One Hack

  • Paige Thompson, whose screen name was ‘erratic,’ found guilty
  • Data from about 100 million people accessed in server attacks
The home of Paige Thompson in Seattle in 2019.
The home of Paige Thompson in Seattle in 2019.Photographer: Ted S. Warren/AP Photo
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A former Amazon Web Services worker was convicted of hacking into the company’s cloud servers to steal customer data and computer power that she used to mine cryptocurrency.

Following a week-long trial in Seattle, Paige A. Thompson, 36, was found guilty of seven federal crimes, including wire fraud, which carries a prison sentence of as long as 20 years, US prosecutors said Friday in a statement.