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Miss Teen USA has claimed that her webcam was hacked in an attempted "sextortion" plot against her, the FBI has confirmed this week.
The Federal Bureau of Investigation has reported that it is investigating the claims involving newly crowned Miss Teen USA Cassidy Wolf from Orange County, as well as a number of other women.
A spokesperson for the FBI Los Angeles office, Laura Eimiller has confirmed that the investigation is in fact several months old, but apart from that she refused to offer any further information into the case, and specifically would not answer questions on whether any suspects had been identified in the case.
Wolf has explained in a media interview that she received an anonymous email from someone claiming to be in possession of nude photos of her taken via the webcam on her computer.
The person also threatened her with making the photos public.
The case is just one of a number reported where by someone has been able to hack into people's webcams and use it to capture images of people, and is just the latest in a number of "sextortion" cases to be reported across the United States.
Wolf was Miss California Teen USA before winning the Miss Teen USA pageant over the weekend at the Atlantis Hotel in the Bahamas.
Here is a video news report into the Miss Teen USA 'sextortion' plot: