A former Yahoo software developer has been accused of accessing the accounts of 6,000 Yahoo users while searching for photos and videos. The report, they state in a statement from the local prosecutor’s office for the Northern California District, publisher Reyes Daniel Ruiz claims to have used his Yahoo! to block users’ passwords and access the accounts of young women, including friends and colleagues.
It is unclear if Ruiz’s ability to access Yahoo accounts is a true result of his position as an employee – which means that Yahoo only allows employees to access user information, such as passwords or retrieving key accounts – If you only use Yahoo’s internal intelligence, online and structural security system to retrieve users’ accounts. At the moment, all the information about the general public if beyond the press release is allegedly sealed.
Nonetheless, Ruiz moved from minimizing Yahoo accounts to using information generated by emails and logging accounts to minimize iCloud, Facebook, Gmail, Dropbox and other accounts. and advertising. Yahoo parent company Verizon Media, formerly known as the Oath, did not immediately respond to requests for comment.
Yahoo discovered Ruiz’s activities by monitoring his employee’s wallet and while he was destroying a computer and hard disk he was holding stolen photos and videos. Ruiz, 34, from Tracy, California, was charged with one count of computer hackers and one count of a cell phone.
He signed a plea agreement to prosecute the accused group after a jury hearing in April. He is expected to be sentenced in February next year and sentenced to five years in prison and $ 250,000 in damages.