- Associated Press - Tuesday, November 1, 2016

DENVER (AP) - A federal judge has ordered prison time for a Colorado Springs hacker who sold computer code that allowed blackmailers to search Photobucket’s billions of customer photos and videos for nude images.

The Denver Post (https://dpo.st/2elA400 ) reports 41-year-old Brandon Bourret was sentenced Tuesday to 29 months in prison for conspiracy to commit computer fraud.

Court records say Denver-based Photobucket runs a website for 100 million users who store 10 billion photos in public or password-protected albums.

Prosecutors say Bourret sold an application that allowed people to gain access to protected albums to find and copy sexually explicit images. He and a codefendant sold the software for $29.99.

Photobucket representatives did not return calls seeking comment Tuesday.

Bourret told Judge Wiley Daniel he cried when FBI agents told him his software had been used to blackmail people.

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Information from: The Denver Post, https://www.denverpost.com

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