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Jared James Abrahams sentenced to 18 months in Miss Teen USA Extortion Case

 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

Luis Fernandez

Tips for protecting against Sextortion

It seems like every few days there is a new story involving teenaged girls being tricked or blackmailed into sending compromising pictures of themselves to their tormenters. 357 more words


Revenge-porn 'scumbags' slapped with $385,000 judgment

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


Sextortionist who preyed on Miss Teen USA and 150 others sentenced to 18 months

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


Sextortion Tips

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

David Harley

College student sentenced for perverted 'sextortion' of Miss Teen USA and others

(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


'Sextortion' perp sentenced to 18 months in jail

SANTA ANA (CNS) – An autistic college student who perpetrated an online “sextortion” scheme targeting women and girls, including Miss Teen USA, was sentenced to 18 months behind bars today by a federal judge in Orange County. 889 more words