Identity Thief Used Facebook to Steal Women's Nude Photos; Victims Claim 'Virtual Rape'

A 23-year-old computer hacker in the Sacramento Valley burg of Citrus Heights has pleaded guilty to seven felony charges stemming from an ingenious scheme to hack into women's email accounts — with the help of information available on Facebook — and gain access to their nude photos.

In a ploy that one victim called “virtual rape,” George Samuel Bronk used womens' Facebook pages to find answers to their email account security questions. (These are the prompts you get when you forget your password asking about your pet's name, or the town you were born in.)

Once Bronk had fooled the email service providers into letting him access an account, he changed the password, locking out its rightful owner.

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