Wednesday, November 13, 2013
A Colllege Student Pleaded Guilty Of Hacking Into Webcams Of Teenage Girls And Taking Nude Photos Of Them
A California College student pleaded guilty on Tuesday to hacking into webcams of teenage girls and young women, including this year's Miss Teen USA, and secretely taking nude pictures of them to use in extortion scheme. Jareed James Abrahams, 19-year-old a former high school classmate of Miss Teen USA Cassidy Wolf, pleaded guilty to hacking and extortion during a hearing in US District court in Santa Ana, California. Wolf, whi is also, 19, came forward esrlier this year to say that she had been victimized by Abrahams, whom she remembered from her high school in the community of Temecula, some 85 miles southeast of Los Angeles. Abrahams faces a maximum of 11 years in federal prison when he is sentenced in March, but a plea agreement with prosecutors calls for a term of between 27 years and 33 months. In a 22-page, criminal complsaint filed in September prosecutors saidAbrahams hacked into and compromised the web cameras on his victims' computers and used the to take pictures while they were naked or underdressed in the room. Abraham then contacted the girls or young women and threatened to post heir pictures on their social media accounts unless they sent more or undressed for him on skype, prosecutor said. According to the criminal complaint, when one of victims, a 17-year-old girl from Ireland, told Abrahams that she was downloading the Skype to comply with his demands but asked him " to have a heart bevause of her age, he responde, " I will tell you right now, I do not have a heart". Mittal said in addition to 12 girls listed in the criminal complaint, at least one as young as 16, Abrahams hacked into computers of some 100 to 150 other people.