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A male gained unapproved entrance to some-more than 100 women’s digital accounts, all of that were password-protected, according to a matter this week from Assistant U.S. Attorney Melissa M. Marangola.
Between Mar 2015 and Dec 2016, Justin Potts, 37, of Rochester, N.Y., used mechanism knowhow and cue defilement program to collect a usernames and passwords of women’s online accounts.
Potts used Elcomsoft Phone Breaker program to benefit entrance to a accounts, according to a news in a Rochester Democrat and Chronicle, citing a plea agreement.
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A male was means to entrance some-more than 100 women’s digital accounts, authorities say.
Elcomsoft Phone Breaker “enables debate entrance to information stored in a far-reaching operation of Apple inclination using all versions of iOS,” according to Elcomsoft’s website. It can perform “over-the-air merger of iOS devices, mangle into encrypted backups, obtain and investigate backups, synchronized information and passwords from Apple iCloud,” Elcomsoft says.
Elcomsoft also offers debate collection for governments, military, law enforcement and IT security.
“Yes, infrequently a program is being used by bad people for bad purposes, like defilement into someone else’ account. This is of march a defilement of a program agreement, though there is small we can do to forestall that,” a Elcomsoft orator told Fox News.
“Our program is mostly dictated for Law Enforcement Agencies.” a orator added.
In this case, Potts accessed Facebook, iCloud, Gmail, Yahoo, and Hotmail accounts, according to a matter from a Department of Justice U.S. Attorney’s Office Western District of New York.
He gained entrance to these accounts but accede of a owners and used this entrance to obtain their personal information and personal photographs, Marangola said.
Potts afterwards saved a personal information of a several women on his electronic devices.
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Rochester military alerted a FBI’s Cyber Task Force about Potts in Mar 2017, according to a Rochester Democrat and Chronicle.
On Potts’ storage devices, agents found about 450 mechanism files that indicated unapproved entrance into a women’s password-protected accounts, according to a Chronicle.
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Potts was condemned to 3 years’ trial by U.S. District Judge Charles J. Siragusa.
He also had a prior conviction, according to a Chronicle.