Reyes Daniel Ruiz, a former Yahoo! software engineer, has pleaded guilty to using his access privileges at the company to hack users’ accounts so that he could download private images and videos mostly belonging to young women. A 10-year veteran of Yahoo!, Ruiz admitted to accessing around 6,000 accounts and storing the pilfered files at home. He then used these Yahoo! accounts as a stepping stone to compromise victims’ iCloud, Facebook, Gmail, DropBox, and other online accounts to hunt for private images and videos. Ruiz destroyed the computer and drive housing the images after the FBI began probing his activities, according to a release from the U.S. Attorney’s Office in the Northern District of California.
Source: SC Magazine