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Powerlifter & Boxer Stefi Cohen Arrested For Allegedly Hacking Laptop and Publishing Nude Photos | #hacking | #cybersecurity | #infosec | #comptia | #pentest | #hacker


On Tuesday, May 28, 2024, multiple world-record-holding powerlifter-turned-pro-boxer Stefi Cohen was “arrested after she allegedly hacked her ex-boyfriend’s computer and posted another woman’s nude photographs online,” per NBC Miami. In that article, there’s a video of Cohen standing before a judge in court wearing an orange jumper.

The four charges against Cohen, according to the Miamdadeclerk.gov, are:

  • Sexual cyber-harassment — Felony
  • Offenses against computer users — Misdemeanor
  • Criminal mischief — Misdemeanor
  • Resisting arrest without violence — Municipal Ordinance
Image via Miami-Dade Corrections

The allegedly hacked computer was left in Cohen’s home by an ex-boyfriend who formerly lived with her. Cohen learned in March 2022 of the relationship between the victim and Cohen’s ex-boyfriend. The ex-boyfriend’s Apple iCloud account included nude photos of the victim. Cohen, 32, is accused of accessing the account by guessing “commonly used passwords,” on March 21, 2022.

Per Local 10, “an arrest report from the Miami Police Department states that the victim reported what happened to detectives in November 2023.”

Cohen is accused of non-consensually publishing the victim’s explicit photos in a chat that included Cohen, the victim, and others. A message within that chat is reported to have confirmed that the publishing of the explicit photos was done with malicious intent to cause emotional harm to the victim.

Screenshot from miamidadeclerk.gov

Upon being informed of her arrest, Cohen “did not comply and began to walk at a fast pace back to her residence,” per Local 10. According to the police, Cohen resisted the arrest via a leg sweep. Cohen did not speak with authorities upon arrival at the Miami Police Department headquarters.

Screenshot from miamidadeclerk.gov

“According to jail records, she remained at TGK [Turner Guilford Knight Correctional Center] on a $3,300 bond as of Wednesday morning,” per Local 10. It has been confirmed that her bond was submitted. Cohen has received “Stay Away” orders regarding the victims.

Cohen, a Doctor of Physical Therapy (as of 2018) and co-owner of the Hybrid Performance Method Gym in Miami, FL, has been a fixture in the fitness space for many years. She is a former competitive powerlifter, having competed from 2015 to 2020, according to Open Powerlifting. Cohen lays claim to 25 powerlifting world records. Currently, Cohen holds all-time world records for the squat, total, and deadlift in the 52-kilogram weight class, and the deadlift in the 56-kilogram weight class.

In 2021, Cohen debuted in the boxing ring, winning her first bout by knockout. Her professional boxing record is 4-1-1 (wins-losses-draws). She has contributed to several fitness outlets, including BarBend, where she has appeared in several videos.

BarBend will update this article with more information regarding Cohen’s arrest as it becomes available.

Featured image via Miami-Dade Corrections.

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