A man from Southern California who hacked into over 100 computers, and used personal information stolen from them to extort sexually explicit videos of young women and teenage girls, has been sentenced to six years in prison.
32-year-old Luis Mijangos, an illegal immigrant from Mexico who was living in Santa Ana, California, was arrested last year after a lengthy investigation by the authorities.
Mijangos infected his victims’ computers with malware, allowing him to gain access to their email accounts, turn on their webcam to take secret movies, and search their PCs for sexually explicit and intimate images and videos.
In some cases, Mijangos also posed as some of the victims’ boyfriends to convince them to send him nude pictures.
At this point, things got really nasty. Mijangos would threaten to post his victims’ intimate images online unless they provided him…
Read more in my article on the Naked Security website.
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