Cassidy Wolf, Miss Teen USA Winner, Targeted in Nude Photo Extortion Plot

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Reigning Miss Teen USA winner Cassidy Wolf is reportedly  involved in a case being investigated by the FBI, following an anonymous threat she received.

The 19-year-old blonde beauty was targeted by an anonymous person who claimed to be in possession of nude photos taken of her from her webcam.

The Orange County, California-based pageant queen said the suspect tried to extort her, demanding money to keep the photos from going public.

A spokeswoman for the FBI's Los Angeles office confirmed to the Los Angeles Times that the investigation is several months old but would not elaborate.

It's not clear whether or not a suspect had been identified, or whether there are in fact risque Cassidy Wolf photos that have been obtained illegally.

Wolf was Miss California Teen USA before winning the 2013 Miss Teen USA pageant title over the weekend at the Atlantis Hotel in the Bahamas.

She has admitted to being the victim of a cyber-stalking plot and says she is using the unfortunate incident to raise awareness and try to help others.

  • Cassidy Wolf Photo
  • Cassidy Wolf, Miss Teen USA

The incident, in which someone was able hack into Wolf's computer and turn on its webcam, is the latest in a string of so-called "sextortion" cases.

In most cases, the hackers use email accounts, social media or a computer's own hardware to glean compromising information or images of its user.

Then they extort them with the sexually-based images, as we've seen with several celebrity scandals. In Wolf's case, they have not gotten out ... yet.

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