In a sheer act of exemplary courage, a US-based Indian woman has stood up against cyber-stalking. At a time when many women give in to the demands of the blackmailer, fearing insult and humiliation, Taruna Aswani decided to pack a powerful punch. One Kevin John threatened Aswani that he would leak her private photos on social media after he gained access to her cloud backup. He sent Aswani two mails, listing his demands and threatened her of dire consequences. In the mail he added, that she would have to ‘excite him’ in order to keep this as secret.
But Aswani did not bother about the threats and made the entire matter public via Facebook. She also added screenshots of the email sent by the man. In her post, Aswani, clearly stated that her cloud backup has been compromised by a hacker. She also mentioned that she chose to come out in public ‘so that other women may take a lesson to stand up to bullies’.
Here is her Facebook post
Dear Friends and Family,
I am posting this and emailing you individually as my online identity has been compromised. I have in the last 24 hours received 2 emails from someone that claims to know me that has hacked into my google cloud back up. He has been threatening to release some private pictures and videos of me to my friends family and colleagues.
As embarrassing as the videos may be ( they were sent to my boyfriend at the time ) I choose to stand up to this man. Instead of cowering down to his requests. I do this so that other women may take a lesson to stand up to bullies and low life’s like this and may get the confidence to stand up as well in case he is known to us and is targeting all of us, but we’re either too scared, ashamed or clueless in how to manage or handle such situations. I implore you to share this post with as many people as you know to get the word out. Perhaps someone may be able to locate this person through his digital footprint. Please help me in nabbing this sick pervert. If you find any information on this, please inbox me so I can report it to the Detective working on the case or you may contact him directly on +1 301 699 2601 and mention my name for reference. Grateful for your help in this, I have enclosed along with this screen shots of his emails- I have deleted the photos/videos he had attached.
Thanks for all your help and support in this.
Here is a screenshot of the email