Ex-Yahoo Engineer Hacked Accounts To Steal Pornography

By   ISBuzz Team
Writer , Information Security Buzz | Oct 02, 2019 06:53 am PST

A former Yahoo engineer has confessed to breaking into as many as 6,000 email accounts belonging to Yahoo users.

  • Once he had access to an email inbox, he scoured other online accounts belonging to his victims — who were primarily young women — for private photos and videos
  • The photos and videos were gathered from other sites like Facebook, Gmail, iCloud, and Dropbox. Ruiz stored copies on a home computer
  • He attempted to cover his tracks by destroying the computer and hard drive on which the stolen files had been stored

The story has been covered here:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-49892760

https://www.forbes.com/sites/leemathews/2019/10/01/ex-yahoo-staffer-hacked-thousands-of-accounts-to-steal-womens-private-photos-and-videos/?ss=cybersecurity#3be6de053f11