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Submission + - Hacker accused of video extortion (informationweek.com)

n4t3 writes: A 31 year old parapalegic, dubbed the Sex Tape Hacker has been implicated in a complicated scheme of computer espionage and blackmail. Allegedly, Luis Mijangos would compromise his victim's machines through malware delivered in downloadable songs, then search those machines for amateur porn and key log for passwords to online email or bank accounts. It is suggested that in some cases Mijangos solicited his victims to create more porn by masquerading as a victim's love interest via email which he could then use to blackmail to his victims. Can anyone here provide more technical details about his methods? Its amazing to me how he could have compromised and tricked so many people.

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