Feb 3, 2020

Nintendo Switch leaker admits child sex abuse

A 21-year-old man has admitted hacking into Nintendo's servers, leaking details about unreleased products and possessing child sexual abuse images. Ryan Hernandez, known online as Ryan West and RyanRocks, stole and leaked information about the Nintendo Switch before it was released. When FBI agents seized his devices in 2019, they also found he had downloaded child sexual abuse images and videos. In 2016, Hernandez and an associate had used a "Phishing" attack to trick a Nintendo employee into handing over their login details, the US Department of Justice said. Hernandez has agreed to pay Nintendo damages of about $260,000 and will also registered as a sex offender following his conviction.

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