Hacker Faces up to 105 Years in Prison for Blackmailing 350 Women to Strip Online
January 31, 2013 8:38 AM
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Hacker faces over a century of prison time
A computer hacker named Karen "Gary" Kazaryan is currently before a federal grand jury in the Central District of California. A grand jury has returned a 30-count indictment against the hacker and if convicted, Kazaryan could face as much as 105 years in federal prison.
The federal indictment alleges that the 27-year-old hacker scoured social media accounts and broke into email accounts hoping to score nude or semi-nude pictures of women. Not content with simply accessing nude photos from those hacked accounts, Kazaryan took his antics a step further by posing as a Facebook friend and coercing the victimized women to strip via webcam.
He then used the original images that he hacked along with the images captured from the webcam footage to blackmail over 350 females to encourage even more stripping via webcam. For those that questioned his motives or refused to submit to his wishes, Kazaryan would retaliate by posting the images of the women on their Facebook accounts.
The investigation into the hacker is ongoing, but federal agents have reportedly recovered 3,000 nude or semi-nude photographs on the man's computer.
Cases like this one are all too common these days. Anthony Stancl
received 15 years in prison
for blackmailing 31 people into having sex with him, using Facebook as a conduit.
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RE: And he will deserve every day of it
1/31/2013 5:27:07 PM
It's not stupidity it's ignorance. I could park outside your house/apartment, break into your wifi network, and monitor all of your traffic and I wouldn't need anything but a couple of programs freely available on the internet. Most people believe the illusion that they're safe or secure so they don't think twice. If you have never experienced or been told anything to the contrary why wouldn't you believe your email is a safe place to put such things??
It's sad to me how many people are attacking the women. These are innocent human beings who were taken advantage of and coerced into performing lewd acts to avoid public humiliation. This asshole needs to rot in jail to deter future assholes from attempting the same stunts.
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