Newly-crowned Miss Teen USA Cassidy Wolf, 19, of Temecula lists cyber awareness among her platforms.
Wolf, a Great Oak High School graduate, spoke from personal experience in an interview with TODAY.com, telling the media outlet she was the victim of cyber hacking just months before she was crowned Aug. 10.
alleged that after being notified through Facebook that someone had
attempted to log in to her account from another state, she received an
email from a stranger. The man stated he had photos of her that were
taken via a webcam in her bedroom, and allegedly threatened to extort
her, she told TODAY.com.
She also told the media outlet that the incident was being investigated by federal authorities.
An FBI spokeswoman confirmed that.
we do have an investigation involving Ms. Wolf as a victim, as well as
more than a dozen other victims,” FBI Spokeswoman Laura Eimiller told
Patch via phone Thursday. “We have identified the source of the
activity; we don’t believe the victimization is ongoing at this point.”
Because the investigation was ongoing, Eimiller said she was limited in commenting further.
Wolf hopes to use her new title to expand awareness among teens about the dangers lurking on the Internet, she told TODAY.com.
A lifelong dancer, Wolf will attend college this fall in New York City, according to her profile on MissUniverse.com.
beating out 51 other contestants at the Miss Teen USA pageant held in
the Bahamas, Wolf had been crowned Miss California Teen USA in January
after just two years of competing in pageants.
giving back and supports many organizations as Miss California Teen USA
including Steps4Paws, The Gentle Barn, Best Buddies, San Diego Youth at
Risk and KAR Dancer Against Cancer,” according to her profile.