- 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.


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

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