The Capital One hacker’s complicated backstory; and the risks of anticompetitive trash-talk

24 June 2022 00:00

Duration: 21:29

The data breach that affected US bank-holding company Capital One was one of the largest in US history. Now, the woman behind that breach, Paige Thompson, has been found guilty of wire fraud and hacking by a court in Seattle, and is awaiting sentencing. But Thompson’s trial revealed a complicated backstory that veered from the usual hacker-for-profit narrative. Also on today’s podcast: Is trash-talk directed at your competitors an antitrust issue? A probe by the European Commission into disparaging remarks made by a pharmaceutical company appears set to answer that question.

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