Abrahams knew some of his victims, including Wolf, a high school classmate.
She exposed the "sextortion" plot after being alerted about a failed attempt to change her Facebook password.
The case came to light after Miss Teen USA Cassidy Wolf said that Jared James Abrahams, who had been her classmate at a high school in Temecula, California, had victimized her. ”In addition to12 girls listed in the criminal complaint, Abrahams also hacked into the computers of some 100 to 150 other people, prosecutors say.
They showed me a sex video (of me) and told me that if i wont pay they will send it to all of my facebook friends.
Once again, a new revelation showed the ugly side of the Government who are conducting Global Mass surveillance and previous documents leaked by the whistleblower Edward Snowden have defaced the US Intelligence Agency NSA, who were taking care of a number of projects like PRISM, XKeyscore, DROPOUTJEEP, and various others to carry out surveillance of millions of people.
Miss Teen USA 2013 Cassidy Wolf was one of at least a dozen young women victimized by 19-year-old Jared Abrahams, who pleaded guilty Nov.
12, 2013, to hacking their webcams, taking nude photos and videos and threatening to post the images if his victims did provide more A 19-year-old Southern California computer student is facing federal prison for hacking the webcams of Miss Teen USA Cassidy Wolf and a dozen other young women worldwide and trying to blackmail them by going public with naked photos he secretly took.
But when it is used as a political tool to harass or blackmail people, the consequences are different and corrosive. But the NSA and GCHQ aren't the only entities spying on webcams.
Marcus Thomas, a former assistant director of the FBI's Operational Technology Division in Quantico, Virginia, tells the Washington Post that the FBI could spy on anyone's webcam without turning on the camera's indicator light.
Reports in the UK say that NSA engineers helped GCHQ develop the Optic Nerve program.
Many have either claimed or speculated that one way the NSA and other U. spy agencies got around the prohibition of spying on Americans was to let a third party do it for them. News reports, based on the leaks of NSA information by Edward Snowden, say that GCHQ stored millions of images gleaned from its webcam surveillance.
Today i was threatened by a group who called themselves "anonymous".
Eventhough my friendlist settings are private they knew exactly who my friends were.
Now, it has been revealed that the US National Security Agency (NSA) helped its British counterpart, the Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ), to allegedly capture and store nude images and others from webcam chats of millions of unsuspecting Yahoo users, The Guardian reported.