I find it difficult to understand why any so-called hacker would trick women into sending him naked photos when there is a bounty of porn available on the internet for free. But that’s what Gary Kazaryan did. He hacked into the Facebook accounts of women, posed as their friends and extorted nude photos from them. He managed to draw the attention of the FBI and has a long criminal history.
From KTLA Here:
A 27-year-old Glendale man is accused of victimizing hundreds of women in what’s being called a large-scale “sextortion” plot.
Karen “Gary” Kazaryan was arrested without incident on Tuesday by agents with the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Kazaryan hacked into the social media and email accounts of 350 women, and threatened them if they didn’t send him nude photos of themselves.
He is charged in a federal grand jury indictment with 15 counts of computer intrusion and 15 counts of aggravated identity theft. Kazaryan hacked into the victims’ Facebook, Skype and email accounts, and changed the passwords, locking victims out of their own accounts. He then searched emails or other files for naked or semi-naked pictures of the women, as well as other information, such as passwords and the names of their friends.
Kazaryan then posed online as those women and sent instant messages to their friends, coaxing them into removing their clothing so that he could view and take pictures of them. Kazaryan also posted nude photos of some victims on their Facebook pages when they failed to comply with his demands.
Kazaryan’s bail is set at $75,000. He faces 105 years in federal prison if convicted on all counts.
All that’s missing from this story is ties to Anonymous or claims that Kazaryan is some type of internet “activist.” I’ve got a label for him- DUMBASS