Former Yahoo! engineer hacked user emails for smutty snaps
Former Yahoo! software engineer has pleaded guilty in a California federal court to one count of computer intrusion after breaking into customers’ Yahoo! emails and accounts at other service providers to obtain private data, mainly sexual images and videos of account holders.
He abused his internal access at Yahoo! to hack into about 6,000 accounts in May and June last year. He then used the information he obtained to compromise other online services used by Yahoo! customers, such as Dropbox, Facebook, Gmail, and iCloud.