Webcams don't have to be a vulnerability in kid safety if parents adopt an ethic of a Cyberhood Watch. September 27, We need to get the word out to parents that our kids need our protection not only when they are online, but when cameras in their laptops, tablets, and smart phones might be watching them without their or our consent. According to The Associated Press, last month, Wolf told the website of NBC's "Today" show she received an anonymous email in which the sender claimed to have stolen images from the camera on her home computer.
Sextortionist Hacked Miss Teen USA For Nude Pics
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The newly-crowned Miss Teen USA was allegedly the victim of a "sextortion" in which an individual hacked into the computer in her Temecula bedroom in order to obtain naked photos. Cassidy Wolf of Temecula told the media this week that she was targeted before she had been awarded her crown, and her mother, Mary Wolf, said the investigation into the allegations had been going on for some time, according to the Press-Enterprise. Wolf explained that "she received an anonymous email from someone claiming to have nude photos of her taken via the webcam on her computer," reports the L. The pageant winner said the extortion—aka sextortion—plot involved the suspect trying to get money from Wolf so that the photos would not be made public. Federal authorities revealed that Wolf and about a dozen other women were allegedly victimized by the individual. FBI spokesperson Laura Eimiller says the illegal activity is no longer taking place.
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No arrest has been made. Based on an investigation launched in March the FBI believes there are more than a dozen victims in all — from Riverside County, where Temecula is located, and beyond, Eimiller said. A phone message left Friday by The Associated Press for the mother was not immediately returned. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
She is identified only by her initials in the criminal complaint. A federal complaint filed on Sept. The agent alleged that Abrahams, when interviewed, acknowledged controlling 30 to 40 hacked computers and extorting some women.