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By Clare O’Gara
Wed | Aug 21, 2019 | 1:47 PM PDT

Sometimes the story doesn't end when the suspect is behind bars.

SecureWorld covered the emerging Capital One data breach in July:

Headlines around the world screamed about the data breach impacting 100 million Capital One customers in the U.S. and 6 million customers in Canada.

The suspect in this case, 33-year-old Paige A. Thompson, was an insider of the most dangerous kind: a former white hat hacker who apparently went to the dark side and started using her powers for evil instead of good.

We also kept you updated as a class action lawsuit named GitHub as a key player in the breach.

But the story was only just getting started.

Paige Thompson's placement in jail has sparked even more controversy, specifically because she was placed in a men's facility.

KOMO News in Seattle covered the development:

"The conditions that many transgender women face in prison result in lifelong trauma, adverse health consequences, and at times, death," ACLU attorney Chase Strangio wrote to the court.

"Too many end up being abused or engaging in self-harm in the midst of trauma and emotional crisis."

The defense lawyers noted that Thompson had never before been arrested nor assaulted anyone, and they submitted a statement from one of her housemates, Diane Eakes, saying that while Thompson tries to get attention by saying outlandish things, she would never hurt anyone.

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