Hacker used information on Facebook to steal nude pics from women's email accounts

    Date14 Jan 2011
    CategoryPrivacy
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    Posted ByAnthony Pell
    Computer hacker George Samuel Bronk, 23, of Citrus Heights California, pleaded guilty to seven felony charges which included hacking into e-mail accounts and Facebook accounts of women in 17 states and in England. The felony charges include "computer intrusion, false impersonation and possession of child pornography." Bronk faces up to six years in imprisonment and will be registered as a sex offender.

    Bronk was first arrested in September with a catch of 3,200 emails and around 170 explicit photographs of women in his hard drive. His modus operandi included specifically targeting Facebook accounts of women who also posted their email ids on the account. He would then attempt to enter into the email accounts by using leads given on the Facebook account to answer security questions like "What's your mother's maiden name?" of "What's your first pet's name?" etc.

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