"Once in, he would change the account password -- locking out his victim -- and search for any racy photographs. If he found any, he posted them to the victim's Facebook profile. Of the 3,200 accounts he broke into, Bronk found nude or semi-nude photos in 172 of them, prosecutors said. In one case he persuaded a victim to send him even more explicit photographs by threatening to post the ones he'd stolen if she didn't. Bronk faces six years in prison on felony hacking, child pornography and identity theft charges.
"Walker suspected his wife of cheating, so he flipped through the book of passwords she conveniently kept next to the family's shared laptop, logged into her Gmail account and confirmed his suspicions. Now Oakland County prosecutors are charging him with felony computer misuse -- a charge usually reserved for identity thieves, hackers and trade secret embezzlers. He faces five years in prison." | more
Fed up with the hacks
Software giant Microsoft has said that it will improve Windows Live Hotmail in a new upgrade. Amongst the cunning plan is to link a user's account to a specific PC which will stop them being hijaked.
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