Yahoo! Engineer has pleaded guilty to stealing pictures of women

Reyes Daniel Ruiz, a former
Yahoo! software engineer, has pleaded guilty to using his access privileges at
the company to hack users’ accounts so that he could download private images
and videos mostly belonging to young women. A 10-year veteran of Yahoo!, Ruiz
admitted to accessing around 6,000 accounts and storing the pilfered files at
home. He then used these Yahoo! accounts as a stepping stone to compromise
victims’ iCloud, Facebook, Gmail, DropBox, and other online accounts to hunt
for private images and videos. Ruiz destroyed the computer and drive
housing the images after the FBI began probing his activities, according to
a release from the U.S. Attorney’s Office in the Northern District of

Source: SC Magazine


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