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Man’s diabolical plot: from “free” music files to sexual blackmail

NPR reports on a man who “sent out files disguised as popular songs that contained malicious computer code. The malware infected the victims' computers and was passed to their friends' and relatives' machines in the form of infected instant messages, authorities said. "Once he had control of a computer, Mijangos searched for sexually explicit or intimate images and videos of women, typically young women and girls in various states of undress or engaged in sexual acts with their partners," according to the statement. He also hacked e-mail accounts and, posing as some victims' boyfriends, asked them to make pornographic videos, authorities said. Occasionally, Mijangos was able to remotely turn on some victims' webcams to catch them in "intimate situations," the U.S. attorney's statement said.”

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