Friday, September 27, 2013
Miss Teen USA's Sextortion Photos, Teen Arrested for Hacking
Police said there are other women that may have also been victims of Abrahams. FBI agents reportedly arrested Jared James Abrahams 19, he is accused of blackmailing and threatening to release naked photos of Cassidy Wolf into the internet. Wolf was crowned Miss Teen USA in August.
Abrahams has been charged with cybercrimes and extortion as reported by the FBI.
The sextortion photo plot took place soon after Wolf was crowned Miss Teen USA. Just last month, FBI agents reported that after several months of investigation they had identified a suspect in the sextortion case.
Wolf said publicly that someone had managed to hack into her webcam and had stolen photos of her. She had received an anonymous email trying to extort her in exchange for keeping the photos of her private.
However, it now appears as though 19 year old Jared James Abraham was behind the scheme, and FBI officials have said that Abraham has confessed to using the scheme on a number of other women as well as the Miss Teen USA contestant.
"Abrahams used malicious software to disguise his identity in order to capture nude photos or videos of victims through remote operation of cameras on their home computers without their consent," a police report has said.
FBI agents said that after emailing the sextortion photos to his victims, Abrahams would issue a threat to post them to their social media accounts, if they do not send him naked photos or have a Skype session with him.
Check out the video of an interview with Miss Teen USA: