A young man invaded the privacy of his customers.
A technician for a computer repair company in California was arrested for secretly taking naked pictures of women. Trevor Harwell, age 20, loaded a spy program onto his customer's laptops so he could snap nude pictures of them.
He stored the photos on a remote server and then downloaded them to his computer. Police found hundreds of thousands of pictures on his PC.
One customer became suspicious when an odd system error message popped up on his daughter's computer. It said there was a problem with an internal sensor, and further advied:
"If unsure what to do, try putting your laptop near hot steam for several minutes to clean the sensor."Many of the victims then brought their laptop into the bathroom while they showered, which gave Mr. Harwell a better opportunity to take naked photos.
"Mr. Harwell pleaded guilty to six felony counts of computer access and fraud, and was sentenced to one year in Anaheim County Jail and five years of probation. Additionally, he is required to complete a Sex Offender Treatment Program, according to the Orange County district attorney’s office."Source: Former Biolan convicted of illegally spying on women through computers, Biola University Chimes>>
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