Two men were sentenced yesterday, and a third will be sentenced later this year, for their roles in extorting several professional poker players. Specifically, Tyler Schrier and Keith James Hudson hacked some email accounts and stole a number of things, including funds from online poker accounts, private information and naked pictures. But don’t go getting all excited poker pervs. It wasn’t Liz Lieu, Lacey Jones or one of those models that pretends to be a professional poker player because some website is paying them for it.
This case involves male poker players, including Joe Sebok (above), who refused to play along, and the newest editions to the penal system responded by sending the nude photos to 100+ friends, colleagues and family members. Needless to say, Sebok and Co. were not pleased.
After the defendants hacked into his email account and publicized his information, the fallout “instantly damaged my ability to sustain my livelihood doing what I had been since 2005.”
Sebok told Otero, “In short, I was no longer able to maintain my then-current level of participation in the poker industry, representing the brands that I had been previously, as well as greatly destroying my ability to do so with new companies moving forward. Without belaboring the point too much, it was a nightmare, and one that I was forced to live through with millions of people watching.” (Via LA Times)
As I said to our KSK kolleague Sarah when she sent this story over, I just don’t get the kids today with their naked photos and keeping them in their emails. I’m not gonna tell people what to do with their iPhone cameras and their ding-dongs and hoo-has, but if you’re keeping nude pics in your email inbox, you’re sort of asking for trouble. That’s why I carry all of my naked pictures on a flash drive that I keep on my necklace. It’s all about being responsible. Right, Lacey Jones?