Skip to comments.Man sentenced to six years for antagonizing women through digital 'sextortion'
Posted on 09/04/2011 3:37:25 PM PDT by thecodont
32-year-old Luis Mijangos was sentenced to six year in prison this week by a U.S. District Court judge in California after pleading guilty to one count of computer hacking and one count of wiretapping in March 2011.
Mijangos, a resident of Santa Ana, California, worked as a freelance web designer and developer earning about $52,000 a year, but also spent his days using malware to gain access to peoples computers and extorting up to $3,000 a day from his victims. FBI experts in computer forensics estimated that Mijangos infected more than 100 computers used by over 230 people, 20 percent which were juveniles. Mijangos worked with other criminals they he met over IRC to perfect malware that was undetectable by antivirus software. The malware was disguised as links to video or music to hide remote-access tools such as SpyNet and Poison Ivy. Through these programs, Mijangos was able to search computers for intimate or sexually-explicit photos of the women using the computers as well as watch the users of the computer through a webcam and listen through a built-in microphone.
Mijangos would then contact the victim to demand money or explicit videos from them and threaten to distribute the existing photos to family and friends if they contacted the police. Mijangos also hacked into the email account of the boyfriend of a juvenile in order to request sexually-explicit photos or video from the female juvenile and subsequently threaten to expose them for more explicit material.
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the longer this jerk’s sentence is, the better....after about 20 years with no contact with computers at all, science will have passed him by and he can return to society as the thug he is.
I wonder what it cost the taxpayers to put this ***h*le through college.
Talk about a twisted root, this guy.
Glad they caught the guy but how many out of that 100 computers had “sexually explicit” content of the owners on them to generate $3k/day? Am I the only one who doesn’t have any of that stuff on my computer? Am I missing out on something?
I don’t have any either.
Apropos of nothing, have you ever seen that “I Am Spartacus” scene in the movie “Spartacus”? ;’)
Idiot Yahoo news did not mention the key detail: this guy is an ILLEGAL ALIEN hacker.
“Before pleading guilty to the charges, Mijangos told police that he was hired by husbands or boyfriends of the victims that were suspicious of cheating.”
Oh. Well, that’s supposed to make it all ok, right?