By Larry Welborn
The Orange County Register
June 22, 2010
SANTA ANA - A Santa Ana man was arrested Tuesday after authorities say
he hacked into dozens of computers and demanded sexually explicit videos
from female victims in exchange for keeping their personal information
Luis Mijangos, 31, was arrested without incident at his home by special
agents with the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
He is charged with extortion, a felony offense that carries a statutory
maximum penalty of two years in federal prison.
The arrest follows a six-month investigation by the FBI and Glendale
police into Mijangos' involvement in computer hacking, identity theft
and video voyeurism.
FBI computer forensics experts determined Mijangos infected more than
100 computers used by approximately 230 individuals, at least 44 of whom
were juveniles, according to a news release from the U.S. Attorney's
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