Hacker posted nicked porn pics on Facebook

A 23-year-old Californian man is facing rather a lot of porridge after being accused of attempting to hack into the web-mail accounts of more than 3,200 women.

George Samuel Bronk is up before the beak next Tuesday accused of breaking into the cloud-based accounts of the complete strangers by guessing the answers to password reset questions.

Once inside the personal e-mail accounts, Bronk is said to have fished around for saucy pictures of the ladies involved... and the posted them back to their own Facebook accounts, the little tinker.

Cops traced Bronk back to his California home using his IP address after a Connecticut woman reported that someone has posted sexually explicit pictures of her on the social notworking site.

The "very sexually explicit" images of as many as 176 women were also e-mailed to friends of the victims using information gleaned from the hacked accounts.

Bronk is also accused of menacing some of the women into sending him with more nude pictures.

There's a lesson here for all of us about the way we use social networking sites.

If you have a gallery of images of "my first dog Binky" on your Facebook page, don't use the question "what is the name of your first pet" as your secret password reset response. Because it's a pretty good bet it's gonna be Binky.

This goes double for people stupid enough to use a cloud-based email system to distribute pictures of themselves doing things they don't want their mums to know they do in the privacy of their bedrooms.

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