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Capital One hacker took data from more than 30 companies, new court docs reveal

New court documents relating to the massive Capital One data breach that impacts 106 million people in the US and Canada show that Paige A. Thompson, who is suspected of carrying out the hack, may have also stolen information from over 30 other organizations.

US officials stated on Wednesday that “the government’s investigation over the last two weeks has revealed that Thompson’s theft of Capital One’s data was only one part of her criminal conduct.” Servers that were seized from the suspect’s home contained “data stolen from Capital One” as well as “multiple terabytes of data stolen by Thompson from more than 30 other companies, educational institutions, and other entities,” the officials said, adding that most of this data did not include personal identifying information.

While none of the other breached companies were identified in the court documents, media reports have speculated that the impacted organizations may include Unicredit, Vodafone, Ford, Michigan State University, and the Ohio Department of Transportation.

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