Female hacker charged with stealing nude photos of Grady Sizemore

Graham Cluley
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In 2009, naked photographs of American baseball star Grady Sizemore circulated on the internet after being stolen from the email account of his then girlfriend, Playboy Playmate Brittany Binger.

A total of 15 photos were circulated – some showing Sizemore posing in his bathroom mirror wearing a suit, but others that showed him nude or only partially clothed. In one of the pictures, still easily available on the web, the Cleveland Indians’ star is using a coffee mug to protect his err.. modesty.

Clearly Sizemore intended these photographs, taken on his cellphone’s camera, to only be shared with his model girlfriend – but lax computer security meant they were seen by a much larger audience.

According to media reports, a 19-year-old woman has now been arrested in connection with the offence

Leah M Ayers, of Apple Valley, California, has been charged with two counts of…

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Graham Cluley is a veteran of the cybersecurity industry, having worked for a number of security companies since the early 1990s when he wrote the first ever version of Dr Solomon's Anti-Virus Toolkit for Windows. Now an independent analyst, he regularly makes media appearances and is an international public speaker on the topic of cybersecurity, hackers, and online privacy. Follow him on Twitter, Mastodon, Threads, Bluesky, or drop him an email.

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