Amongst those arrested was Swedish hacker Alex Yücel, the co-creator of the Blackshades Remote Access Tool (RAT), which provides an easy way for perverts to remotely commandeer the webcams of unsuspecting parties and snoop upon their activities.
Yücel was clearly doing quite nicely by selling software that helped hack people’s webcams and access their computer files, being able to hire several paid administrators, including a director of marketing, customer service staff, and a director of marketing.
Abrahams sent Wolf an anonymous email, threatening to post the intimate photographs of her on social media websites, unless she agreed to send additional photos to him or (eww…) strip for him during a Skype video chat.
Here’s a video of Cassidy Wolf being interviewed about the hack on CNN last year: Wolf did the right thing.
Even the website describes its service as, "When you use Omegle, we pick someone else at random and let you talk one-on-one.
To help you stay safe, chats are anonymous unless you tell someone who you are (not suggested!
She didn’t give in to the extortionist’s demands, she told her parents what was happening, and contacted the police so they could investigate.
Fortunately, Abrahams was caught, and received an 18 month prison sentence for his crimes against Wolf and other victims. In May last year, the European Union’s Judicial Cooperation Unit, announced it had arrested almost 100 people worldwide, in an operation targeting the developers and users of Blackshades, a kit of malware tools sold online for just .
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