Former US State Department Employee Pleads Guilty To Cyberstalking
A former employee of the U.S State Department pleaded guilty to numerous accounts of hacking in a so-called "sextortion" scheme.By Kaileen Gaul | December 9, 2015
A former employee of the U.S State Department pleaded guilty to numerous counts of hacking and cyberstalking in a so-called "sextortion" scheme. Most of his criminal activity was conducted at his computer at the U.S Embassy in London.
Michael C. Ford admitted he sent out phishing emails posing as a member of the "account deletion team," which doesn't actually exist. He told potential victims their email accounts would be deleted unless they provided their passwords.
Using those passwords he would search for sexually explicit photos of the victims then find out information such as their work, home and school addresses.