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It is the first case of its kind in California, and perhaps anywhere in the United States, according to authorities.But according to John Naughton, a British writer on technology and professor at the U.K.’s Open University, “The Internet is the nearest thing to a perfect surveillance machine the world has ever seen.” It teems with hackers siphoning off credit-card numbers, bank passwords, and personal details for a multiplicity of money-making scams.She became nervous that the computer, which was in her bedroom, had been hacked, and that someone was watching her, she told the FBI. Police found a log of her instant messages in Mijangos’ home.
if I don’t hear from you then your family will hear from me.”Only the FBI and the Glendale, California, police know whether K. They arrested Luis Mijangos, 31, a Mexican citizen who said he earned ,000 a week writing computer programs and designing websites.Paraplegic ever since he was paralyzed at age 18 when he strayed into a gunfight between two rival gangs, Mijangos was charged last week with extorting women for “sexually compromising photographs.” Laura Eimiller, spokesperson at the FBI’s Los Angeles bureau, says that the investigation is continuing into Mijangos’ possible links with other hackers, and additional charges have not been ruled out. The accompanying note was nothing less than blackmail: “This is what I want: a porn video of you… Her boyfriend had taken some pictures of her during a bout of raunchy fun and emailed them to her afterward. opened the email she found, to her horror, a sexually explicit photo—of herself.
Through the Internet, this stranger had managed to seize control of K. He’d also rifled through her emails to learn other unsavory bits of information that could be used against her—he knew, for instance, about her three kids and that she had “a psycho ex (husband).” And when K. tried to exorcise him from her computer, he fired back: “I’m not playing you have six hours and don’t be stupid changing your emails or Myspace passwords won’t change a thing… But plenty of other women and girls did, terrified that this voyeur would carry out his threats to circulate compromising photos and videos to their classmates, parents, husbands, bosses—everyone listed in their online address books. S.’s email and those of 229 other female victims—including 44 minors—on March 10 when they raided a blue house in the tidy suburban neighborhood of Santa Ana, California. opened her email one day and found a message from a stranger. if I don’t get that video in a day I will publish these images and let your family know about your dark side as a hooker so you better do that video and send it to me via email and you will never hear from me ever.”K. didn’t know the mysterious blackmailer, [email protected] But she had never bothered to open the attachment, and the pictures, unbeknownst to her, had been sitting in her inbox for ages.