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Former Yahoo Engineer Admits to Hacking Over 6,000 User Email Accounts in Search of Porn

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A former Yahoo software engineer pleaded guilty yesterday to hacking into the personal accounts of over 6,000 Yahoo users, in search of sexual images and videos.

According to court documents, Reyes Daniel Ruiz used the access to Yahoo!’s internal network that his job provided to crack users’ passwords and gain access to their email accounts.

In total, he accessed about 6,000 accounts, most belonging to younger women, including personal friends and work colleagues.

Ruiz also used access to the hacked Yahoo! email inboxes to compromise accounts at services like Apple iCloud, Facebook, Gmail, DropBox, and others, where the victims used the Yahoo! email address to register accounts.

Curated from ZDNet

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