Besides child porn, man collected sexual images hacked from San Antonio hotel guests, feds say

Guests of a San Antonio hotel who had steamy pictures on their personal online accounts might have had someone looking at them over their shoulders, figuratively speaking.
Videos and photos of people engaged in apparently consensual sex acts — found on computer equipment seized by FBI agents conducting a child porn investigation — are believed to come from online accounts of guests at the Crowne Plaza hotel, prosecutors told a judge here Tuesday.
Luis Armando Ontiveros, 34, a former employee of the downtown hotel, pleaded guilty to receipt of child pornography and was sentenced Tuesday to 145 months in prison. But Senior U.S. District Judge David Alan Ezra said he could also have been charged with invasion of privacy. Authorities said they believe the images are of people who had stayed at the hotel from 2013 to 2015. It has since been taken over by Wyndham.
Ontiveros was caught in what the FBI has called its largest child porn investigation ever, one of 215,000 people the agency says it connected to a website it shut down that operated as part of the TOR network, designed to facilitate anonymous communication over the Internet. At least 10 people have been arrested here since the Express-News first reported on the then-secret, nationwide investigation in November.
Ontiveros, according to his LinkedIn profile, worked in IT support for the Crowne Plaza for 10 years, until December 2013. Prosecutors said he had installed “keylogger” software, which records the strokes of computer users, at hotel computers used by guests. It enabled him to capture passwords to their email or photo-hosting sites — and their photos and videos — for two years, ending in July 2015.

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