Reyes Daniel Ruiz, a former software engineer at Yahoo, used work access rights to hack into about 6000 Yahoo accounts during his tenure. The main purpose was to find women's private information and then dump it to his personal hard disk. He pleaded guilty last year and was last week sentenced by a federal court to five years' probation and family imprisonment, allowing him to go out for work, medical and religious reasons.
He was also ordered to pay $125000 in fines and compensation. Ruiz's main targets are young women, including her friends and colleagues.
After visiting Yahoo mail, he also used those accounts to access related online services such as icloud, Facebook, Gmail and Dropbox, still looking for private photos and videos. After the employer observed suspicious activity, Ruiz promised to destroy the computer and hard disk where the images were stored.
He terminated his job at Yahoo in July 2018, was charged in April 2019 and pleaded guilty in September. Prosecutors said that although he also stole financial information during the invasion, his main goal was to steal pornographic documents. He downloaded about 2TB of data and saved between 1000 and 4000 private photos and videos.