Woman charged in Capital One data breach

A woman has been charged in the security breach at Capital One Financial that compromised the personal information of about 106 million people, according to a report by the Associated Press.

Paige A. Thompson was charged with a single count of computer fraud and abuse in U.S. District Court in Seattle. Federal agents began tracking Thompson, who uses the online handle “erratic,” after being notified by Capital One of a possible breach in July. The FBI raided Thompson’s residence Monday and seized digital devices.

Capital One is one of the nation’s largest issuers of credit cards. The breach is among the largest security breaches of a major U.S. financial institution on record and caused Capital One’s stock to dip 6 percent at the opening of trading Tuesday.