Luis Fernandez was interviewed on CNN Latin America’s show Realidades en contexto regarding twenty-year-old Jared James Abrahams, who was sentenced to 18 months in prison for “sextortion.” Abrahams hacked into the computers of dozens of women, snapping nude photos of them and threatening to leak the images if they didn’t send him more naked pictures or strip down during Skype sessions. 56 more words
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There are 14 Jane Does who, I hope, are feeling vindicated today.
I speak of the women who were not only victimized by having their images posted on the revenge-porn site ugotposted but were also allegedly subjected to identity theft carried out by its founder, Kevin Christopher Bollaert. 496 more words
One of the creeps who hijack webcams and blackmail victims into forking over nude photos, videos or on-air Skype performances is headed to federal prison. … 768 more words
My colleague Lysa Myers has put together an excellent article for ESET on the topic: Tips for protecting against sextortion. As well as offering some good advice, she also cites a case where an individual has been indicted on charges that for the last eight years he used Facebook, Kik Messenger, Text Me!, aYahoo! 86 more words
(CNN) — The California college student accused of hijacking the webcam of Miss Teen USA Cassidy Wolf and dozens of other young women was sentenced Monday to 18 months in federal prison for ‘sextortion.’ 445 more words