No bond for former Illinois man accused of hacking

EFFINGHAM, Ill. (AP) — A federal judge has denied bond for a former Illinois resident accused of hacking the online accounts of more than 250 women. Stephen Mislich of Bowling Green, Ohio, was indicted by a federal grand jury this fall in Benton, Illinois. He was charged with two counts each of computer-related extortion and harassment. Mislich is accused of engaging in what investigators have called a pattern of terrorizing women via hacked online accounts. Authorities say he stole sexually explicit photos of the women and tried to coerce them into giving him more nude photos. The Effingham Daily News reports U.S. District Court Judge Staci Yandle denied a defense motion to modify the conditions of Mislich’s release so he would be eligible for bond. A message seeking comment was left with Mislich’s attorney Friday afternoon. His trial is set to being in February.