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Officials warn parents of social media porn accounts

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Pembroke Pines Police Capt. Carlos Bermudez. Pembroke Pines Police Capt. Carlos Bermudez.

PEMBROKE PINES, Fla. (WSVN) -- Officials are warning parents against hackers who are breaking into teenagers' cell phones and then uploading pornographic pictures of the teens onto social media accounts.

According to the Pembroke Pines Police Department, someone is creating accounts on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram and uploading nude or partially nude photos of pre-teens and teens onto the sites.

Pembroke Pines Police Capt. Carlos Bermudez said, "Right now, 18 victims have come forward, but on these sites there are potentially hundreds of victims."

Detectives said hackers are accessing information on students' cellphones and stealing nude photos, then uploading the photos onto Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. In other cases, the victims sent the photos to someone else who then upload them onto the social media sites. "There are probably individuals whose photos are posted on these sites, and they have no idea that they are on there," said Bermudez.

Police said most of the 18 victims who have come forward are underage. They believe there may be more victims.

If you have any information on these crimes or have been a victim, call Broward County Crime Stoppers at 954-493-TIPS. Remember, you can always remain anonymous, and you may be eligible for a reward.

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