Cassidy Wolf, who was crowned Miss Teen USA earlier this month, says that the webcam on her computer was hacked and someone took nude pictures of her without her knowledge. The hacker then allegedly tried to extort sexual favors from the 19 year old in exchange for not leaking the photos. I started screaming, bawling my eyes out.
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Watching all of those webcams to see when a young woman changes her clothes takes a serious time commitment, and Abrahams made one; he "was always at his computer," according the FBI complaint against him. How did Abrahams get his start learning the intricacies of remote administration tools RATs , the malware used to spy on his victims? Not surprisingly, he was a regular user of hackforums. As cutefuzzypuppy, Abrahams asked for plenty of help distributing software like DarkComet to victims, since he "suck[ed] at social engineering" and needed to find better ways to spread his spyware. He also announced his successes. On May 17, , he told the RAT community at hackforums.
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Jared James Abrahams, 19 answered a series of questions from U. District Judge James Selna, including an explanation of the crimes that were committed. Abrahams pleaded guilty to three counts of extortion and one count of unauthorized computer access. Prosecutors say that over the past two years, Abrahams hacked into the computers of at least a dozen women in their late teens or early 20s from various states and countries, including Miss Teen USA Cassidy Wolf. Abrahams and Wolf went to high school together. Court records say he also sent the women anonymous emails telling them he had downloaded nude photos of them. If the women complied, Abrahams promised to destroy the images. Dressed in matching grey pants and shirt with a black jacket, Abrahams told the judge he has autism and has been under treatment for the past 10 years. Outside court, his attorney Alan Eisner said Abrahams apologizes for his actions, and that the autism played a contributing role in the scheme. She has spoken publically about the incident, saying she would use her fame to highlight cybercrime.
Chat with us in Facebook Messenger. Find out what's happening in the world as it unfolds. More Videos Story highlights Lawyer says Abrahams is autistic, expressed family's "profound regret" Authorities say he hijacked webcams, took photos, threatened to expose women One of his alleged victims was Cassidy Wolf, who is now Miss Teen USA FBI: Suspect released on bond, can use computer for school only. A college student was arrested Thursday for allegedly hijacking the webcams of young women -- among them reigning Miss Teen USA Cassidy Wolf -- taking nude images, then blackmailing his victims to send him more explicit material or else be exposed. Jared James Abrahams, a year-old computer science student from Temecula, California, surrendered on Thursday to the FBI on federal extortion charges, the agency announced. Authorities say he victimized young women surreptitiously, by taking control of their computers then photographing them as they changed out of their clothes. District Judge Jean Rosenbluth ruled that he could use a single desktop computer at his parents' home for school only, albeit only after monitoring software is applied.