The Monitor's Lisa Suhay wrote, "It’s time for parents to form a Cyberhood Watch. We need to get the word out to parents that our kids need our protection not only when they are online, but when cameras in their laptops, tablets, and smart phones might be watching them without their or our consent."
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A suspect, 19-year-old Jared James Abrahams has been arrested. He is from Temecula, near Los Angeles. The FBI says Abrahams hacked into victims' accounts.
Investigators say there are multiple victims.
Cassidy Wolf was Miss California Teen USA before winning Miss Teen USA last month at the pageant at the Atlantis Resort in the Bahamas. Wolf said she got an anonymous email from someone who claimed to have nude photos of her that were taken from her webcam. The Miss USA winner added that the person who sent the emails tried to extort money from her to keep the photos from being made public.
The FBI said it had been investigating Abrahams for nearly six months. FBI investigators learned that he had obtained nude photos and video after hacking into victims’ web-enabled cameras.
The Wolf case is the latest in the string of so-called sextortion cases involving suspects who have hacked into victims’ computers to obtain sexually compromising photos.
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