Man paid hacker to get nude photos from UCF student’s Snapchat account, police say

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ORLANDO, Fla. – A man has been arrested after paying a computer hacker to target a University of Central Florida student’s Snapchat account and extort her for nude photos, according to the UCF Police Department. 

John Thompson in May 2018 paid a┬ácomputer hacker he found through the website 4chan to target his ex-girlfriend’s sister’s account in order to obtain nude pictures and videos, police said.

Thompson supplied the hacker with the victim’s name, birthday, phone number and username, according to officials.

Police said the computer hacker then messaged the victim and requested her login information for her Snapchat account. Eventually, the hacker was able to convince the victim to share her login information.