Threat Management

Google employee arrested over sextortion ruse


A Google employee was arrested by federal agents for threatening to distribute nude photos of a college student if she did not comply with his requests to email him additional ones.

Nicholas Rotundo, a 23-year-old man who is part of the Google's Internal Technology program, was taken into custody earlier this month after victimizing the University of Texas at Dallas student with posting nude images of her on revenge porn websites.

According to a criminal complaint obtained by The Smoking Gun, Rotundo allegedly began cyberstalking the student in June 2013, shortly after he began his stint at Google.

He initially obtained photos of the student by posing as a researcher for a “breast perception study” in which participants would be paid $4,500. After coercing the victim, he pressed for more images, threatening to leak the ones he obtained on websites.

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