Watching all of those webcams to see when a young woman changes her clothes takes a serious time commitment, and Abrahams made one; he "was always at his computer," according the FBI complaint against him. Anatomy of a RATer How did Abrahams get his start learning the intricacies of remote administration tools RATs , the malware used to spy on his victims? Not surprisingly, he was a regular user of hackforums. As cutefuzzypuppy, Abrahams asked for plenty of help distributing software like DarkComet to victims, since he "suck[ed] at social engineering" and needed to find better ways to spread his spyware. He also announced his successes.
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A short time later, she received what would be the first of many messages, this one featuring pictures of Wolf at her Riverside County address and others apparently taken months earlier when she lived in Orange County, says the criminal complaint. The message explained "what's going to happen" if Wolf didn't send pictures or videos or "do what I tell you to do" in a five-minute Skype videoconference, according to the criminal complaint. But investigators were eventually able to find corresponding e-mails, IP addresses and other communications they linked to Abraham. They also tied him to online forums asking about malware, how to control webcams, and hacking into Facebook accounts. Investigators also linked him to at least eight other young women -- some of them, like Wolf, from Southern California, though others were from as far away as Moldova. The victims told authorities similar stories: The stalker claimed to have 1, photographs of one woman, the complaint said.
Jared James Abrahams of Temecula, Calif. The criminal complaint said that after installing the "malware" on victim's computers, Abrahams would use a virtual private network to disguise his identity. The teen admitted to the crimes while police executed a search warrant of his house.