Sometimes you read about a criminal who is so
much of a small-minded pervert and borderline mutant you almost can’t help but admire him. George Bronk is
just such a criminal: the 23-year old has just pleased guilty to hacking into
the email accounts of 3,200 girls, looking for nude photographs, then posting
the pictures to their public Facebook profiles. That’s some single-minded
Bronk was arrested in late October after he used the same
technique that was popularized by hacker David Kernell to break into Sarah
Palin’s email. Namely, Bronk scoured his victims’ Facebook accounts looking for
the answers to security questions used for password recovery by services like
Gmail and Yahoo Mail.
Once he had access to an email account, it was go time:
he’d do an extensive search for nude photographs sent by the account holder,
then trigger a Facebook password recovery to get into their account and post the
pictures live to their profiles.
Gronk did this to over 172 women: he even
convinced one woman to send him even more explicit photos of herself by
threatening to post the ones he’d already stolen if she didn’t.
faces six years in prison for felony hacking, child pornography (it seems
several of the girls were minors) and identity theft charges.
Wow. Most pervs
would stop at just getting the naked photos, but the added step of posting them
to the girls’ own Facebook profile? That’s just the creep-de-la-creep.