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Capital One Bank branch. Capital One Bank branch. Photo: Shutterstock

On Aug. 28, the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Western District of Washington announced a grand jury indictment of alleged Capital One hacker Paige Thompson. While prosecuting and landing a conviction for data breach crimes is uncommon, the U.S. Attorney’s office has already cleared a significant hurdle: getting the defendant into custody—a feat rarely accomplished in data breach cases, former federal prosecutors said.

Victoria Hudgins

I am a reporter for Legaltech News, where I cover national and international cyber regulations and legal tech innovations and developments.

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