[ISN] Cops: Hacker posted stolen X-rated pics on Facebook

From: InfoSec News <alerts_at_private>
Date: Wed, 3 Nov 2010 00:11:11 -0600 (CST)

By Robert McMillan
IDG News Service 
November 2, 2010

A 23-year-old California man was expected to appear in court Tuesday, 
after police say he broke into the Web mail accounts of more than 3,000 
women and posted sexually explicit images of many of them on Facebook.

George Samuel Bronk was arrested Friday following an investigation 
involving federal authorities and the California Highway Patrol's 
Computer Crimes Investigation Unit. He is set to be arraigned Tuesday 
afternoon in Sacramento County Court.

Investigators were tipped off after a Connecticut woman contacted local 
police saying that someone had posted sexually explicit photographs of 
her to her Facebook page. The photos had apparently been taken from a 
hacked Web mail account.

Investigators then linked the IP (Internet Protocol) address used to 
access the hacked accounts to Bronk's computer. They raided his Citrus 
Heights, California, home on Sept. 24 and discovered evidence that there 
may be thousands of victims, according to Sergeant Kelly Dixon, of the 
CHP's Computer Crimes Unit. Police also found images of child 
pornography on the computer, he added.


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