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Former US Embassy employee imprisoned for sextortion

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    Former US State Department employee Michael C. Ford has been sentenced to four years, and nine months in prison for perpetrating a widespread, international e-mail phishing, computer hacking, cyberstalking and sextortion scheme against hundreds of victims in the US and abroad. “Michael Ford hacked hundreds of email accounts, particularly targeting young women so he could extort them into sending him sexually explicit images,” said Assistant Attorney General Caldwell. “He preyed on vulnerable victims, leaving them … More →

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