A Former Yahoo Employee named ‘Reyes Daniel Ruiz’ Hacked Thousand of users in search of private and personal records.
According to the statement,
In pleading guilty, Ruiz, a former Yahoo software engineer, admitted to using his access through his work at the company to hack into about 6,000 Yahoo accounts.
Ruiz cracked user passwords, and accessed internal Yahoo systems to compromise the Yahoo accounts. Ruiz admitted to targeting accounts belonging to younger women, including his personal friends and work colleagues.
He made copies of images and videos that he found in the personal accounts without permission, and stored the data at his home.
Once he had access to the Yahoo accounts, Ruiz admitted to compromising the iCloud, Facebook, Gmail, DropBox, and other online accounts of the Yahoo users in search of more private images and videos.
After his employer observed the suspicious account activity, Ruiz admitted to destroying the computer and hard drive on which he stored the images.
Ruiz sentencing hearing is scheduled for 3rd February, 2020. And he could face five years in prison for computer intrusion charge with fine 250,000USD, official said in the statement.