November 2nd, 2010, 21:12 PM
Cops: Hacker Posted Stolen X-rated Pics on Facebook
A 23-year-old California man is set 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.
Full story: PC World