So what does this have to do with a dating site you ask?
Unfortunately, the anonymity of the internet makes it a perfect place for con artists to hide their real intentions while trying to entrap their victims under the guise of romantic interest.
Following that were details of her personal life: her husband and her three kids. The demand made this hack different: This computer intrusion was not about money.
I started my research by examining the dating site itself S************ dot com. Right off the bet I noticed there was no real security.
It was easy for me to sign up with a fake ID and fake location.
Later in the day, to underscore his seriousness, the hacker followed up with another email threatening the victim: “You have six hours.” This victim knew her correspondent only as [email protected], but the attacker turned out to be a talented 32-year-old proficient in multiple computer languages.
Located in Santa Ana, California, his name was Luis Mijangos.