Former Yahoo engineer pleads guilty to hacking 6,000 accounts in hunt for nudes


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A hacker confessed to targeting more youthful females while looking for raunchy images and videos. 

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A previous Yahoo software application engineer has actually pleaded guilty to hacking 6,000 user accounts in a hunt for sexual images. Following an FBI examination, Reyes Daniel Ruiz, 34, likewise confessed to hacking the iCloud, Facebook, Dropbox and Gmail accounts of his victims, mainly young female associates and good friends. 

Ruiz operated at Yahoo for more than 10 years and left the business in 2018, according to CNET sis website ZDNet.  His functions supposedly consisted of a position as a dependability engineer for the business’s Yahoo Mail service. During his time at Yahoo, he copied raunchy images and videos without approval and kept the information at his house, the Department of Justice stated in a Monday declaration. 

He deals with an optimal sentence of 5 years in jail for one count of computer system invasion and a fine of $250,000, plus restitution. His hearing is set up for Feb. 3, 2020.  

Yahoo didn’t instantly react to an ask for remark.

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