Hacker Accused of Capital One Breach Threatened to ‘Shoot Up’ Social Media Company, Prosecutors Say
The individual suspected of being behind the massive Capital One data breach that compromised the data of an estimated 106,000 million people has been accused in a court filing of threatening to “shoot up” a California-based social media company and cause harm to herself and others.
The allegations surfaced in a filing in support of a motion for the detention of Thompson’s 66-year-old roommate Park Quan. Quan, who owns the house in which Thompson lived, was taken into custody after police executed a search warrant on the home and discovered and seized more than a dozen firearms, bump stocks and ammunition, and explosive material in the room where he was living.
Due to prior felony convictions, the Seattle resident was prohibited from having firearms in his possession. Having a firearm with a felony is punishable by up to ten years in prison and a fine of $250,000.
In the Wednesday court filing, prosecutors claimed that a resident of the home identified as “Person 1,” and who also identified as the target of the search warrant at the home, “was the subject of one or more restraining orders and had made express threats to harm others and herself.”
The filing further claims that this individual “had threatened to ‘shoot up’ the office of a California social media company” in May of this year. The social media company was not identified but was reportedly aware of the threat and reported it to the authorities. Both NBC News and Bloomberg reported sources as confirming the individual identified as “Person 1” was Thompson.