University student pled guilty to cyberstalking
Iván Santell-Velázquez pled guilty before the United States District Court Judge Silvia Carreño-Coll, to cyberstalking. The defendant hacked 100 student email accounts and stole their personal information while studying at the University of Puerto Rico at Cayey. Additionally, in the years between 2019 and 2021, the defendant hacked the Snapchat accounts of several women, who were studying at the University of Puerto Rico, and harassed them by sharing their intimate pictures on Twitter and Facebook.
US Attorney Muldrow stated that this case shows how crucial it is to protect personal information, especially in response to suspicious SMS messages and emails. On October 12, 2022, the sentencing hearing is expected to take place.