Saturday 18 November 2017

US hacker 'made Irish teen strip online'

John Breslin

A 17-YEAR-OLD Irish girl was allegedly forced to strip on Skype by a computer hacker at the centre of a high-profile case in the United States.

The girl, identified only by her initials MM, is one of seven identified victims whose webcams were taken over by Jared James Abrahams by remotely installed malware in their computers, federal prosecutors in southern California allege.

He is accused of then contacting the young women and attempting to blackmail them by threatening to post nude or semi-nude pictures across the internet. The threats sometimes worked, it is claimed.

Mr Abrahams, a university student from Temecula near Los Angeles in California, was granted bail.

Irish Independent

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