Cassidy Wolf, Miss Teen USA, victim of hacking and extortion scheme

Cassidy Wolf says the man threatened to release naked photos of her if she didn't pay up. Photo: © Glenn Francis/

The 19-year-old California woman who was recently named Miss Teen USA says she was the victim of a hacker who tried to extort her, KNBC reports.

Cassidy Wolf, the Southern California resident who won the crown last week, says that a man emailed her several months ago and demanded he pay her; if he didn't, the suspect said he'd release naked photos of her that he had taken through her webcam.

KNBC says that Wolf's plight isn't unique; hundreds of women have had their computers and social media accounts hacked in the area recently, according to authorities.