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Santa Ana Man [Mexican national] Admits To Hacking Computers, Extorting Victims For Porn
CBS) ^ | March 21, 2011 5:56 PM

Posted on 03/21/2011 11:16:08 PM PDT by BenLurkin

Luis Mijangos, who was living in Santa Ana, tricked about 230 people into downloading a virus that allowed him to take over their personal computers.

Mijangos looked for sexually explicit photos of computer owners, then threatened to e-mail those files to victims’ mailing lists to coerce them into sending him more homemade digital pornography, according to prosecutors.

Prosecutors said Mijangos accessed the computers through peer-to-peer networks by tricking victims into downloading malware that appeared to be popular songs. The malware allowed Mijangos to take control of the computers, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office.

The 32-year-old Mexican national pleaded guilty to intentionally accessing a computer without authorization and illegal intercepting an oral or wire communication, prosecutors said, charges that carry a maximum of 10 years in prison and a $500,000 fine.

Most of the alleged victims live in Long Beach,

(Excerpt) Read more at losangeles.cbslocal.com ...


TOPICS: Computers/Internet; Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: aliens; blackmail; computercrime; hacker; sexting

1 posted on 03/21/2011 11:16:11 PM PDT by BenLurkin
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To: BenLurkin

With all that work, all this nitwit wanted was amateur porn? This has to be the stupidest rip off ever.


2 posted on 03/21/2011 11:27:34 PM PDT by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
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To: BenLurkin

Back in the old days if a girl wanted her boyfriend to have a picture of her naked a Polaroid camera was used. Neither the camera or the photograph could be hacked. Now they’re using cell phones and computers, sexting and emailing the image.
And they are shocked when they’re discovered.


3 posted on 03/22/2011 3:40:02 AM PDT by R. Scott (Humanity i love you because when you're hard up you pawn your Intelligence to buy a drink)
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4 posted on 03/22/2011 5:05:38 AM PDT by bcsco
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To: BenLurkin
The 32-year-old Mexican national pleaded guilty to intentionally accessing a computer without authorization and illegal intercepting an oral or wire communication, prosecutors said, charges that carry a maximum of 10 years in prison and a $500,000 fine.

He should have been charged and convicted of BLACKMAIL. That is the more serious charge than just "hacking" (which also should be prosecuted).

5 posted on 04/01/2011 4:54:22 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (The biggest waste of brainpower is to want to change something that's not changeable. -Albert Brooks)
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