According to a San Francisco Chronicle report, Nicholas Rotundo, an internal technology employee at the firm, posed as a researcher who was studying 'the public's perception of different breast types'.
He invited a former classmate from the University of Texas at Dallas to share her naked photos to be part of the study.
Rotundo allegedly offered her money in compensation and succeeded in receiving some photographs, the report added, citing documents posted on The Smoking Gun website.
Later, the girl received another email from a different account, forcing her to share more explicit photos, threatening her to make her earlier photos public if she failed to do so.
The girl immediately alerted university authorities and an investigation began, leading to Rotundo's arrest.