Defendant Iván Santell-Velázquez (also known as Slay3r_r00t) pleaded guilty to cyberbullying on July 13 and admitted to attacking more than a hundred students.
"He harassed several women with the stolen nude photos and possibly published them."
Between 2019 and 2021, Santell-Velázquez hacked into the Snapchat accounts of several college students and stole nude photos that later ended up online after he shared them with others.
On at least one occasion, he used nude photos stolen from one of his victim's Snapchat accounts to harass her via text messages. The defendant also shared the stolen photos on Twitter and Facebook.The registry of victims consists of 15 students from the UPR
The comparison establishes that Santell-Velázquez's list of victims includes a total of 15 female students from the University of Puerto Rico.
"Cyberbullying can leave a serious impression on its victims, from suicidal thoughts, fear, anger, sadness to post-traumatic stress disorder," said FBI Special Agent Joseph Gonzalez.
"That is why we at the FBI are committed to investigating these horrific crimes, and we urge the public to report incidents to law enforcement immediately."
Federal District Court Judge Silvia Carreño Coll sentenced the defendant Thursday to 13 months in prison and two years of supervised execution for cyberbullying.
In June, a California man who hacked into thousands of Apple iCloud accounts was sentenced to eight years in prison after pleading guilty to conspiracy and laptop fraud.
Before he was caught, he gained unauthorized access to many US targets' iCloud accounts and collected 3.5 terabytes of stolen content material from over 500 victims in cloud and physical storage, with approximately 1 terabyte dedicated to photos and stolen nude videos .