LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — A Glendale man prosecutors called a “sexual cyber terrorist” was sentenced Monday to 60 months in federal prison.
Karen “Gary” Kazaryan, 27, pleaded guilty in July to felony counts of computer hacking and aggravated identity theft.
According to court documents, Kazaryan hacked into hundreds of online accounts, obtaining naked pictures from those accounts, then extorted the victims to provide additional photos and videos. If they refused, he posted the original pictures on the Internet.
In other cases, Kazaryan posed as young women and asked their friends to provide naked photos.