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Rented Computers Used for Spying on Clients' Sex Life

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#1 Romeo29


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Posted 27 September 2012 - 11:50 AM

Many PC companies used the computers they rented to their clients to spy on their sex life.

They collected various data including e-mail, social media, and financial credentials, Social Security numbers, medical records, private e-mails to doctors, bank, and credit card statements. Spyware was also used to get webcam pictures of couples engaged in sexual activities, partially undressed individuals, and intimate activities at home.

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Posted 27 September 2012 - 12:31 PM

just loverly ain't it. :crazy: I'll certainly think trice before not reformatting a lent PC from now on. :wink:


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Posted 27 September 2012 - 12:48 PM

I find it absolutely ironic that in this age of banshee screams about identity theft and loss of privacy. That the lead issue here is sex lives revealed. Not bank information not social security information or credit card information. But how good or not good you are in bed trumps financial information revelations that could devastate you.

Priorities people!!

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Posted 27 September 2012 - 01:04 PM

This is just disgusting behavior. They need more than a fine. They need hard time in jail. I could see leasing a computer that has the lojack for computers enabled but not what they did.

Not the first time Spyware was planted on PCs. They caught some perv planting a RAT on laptops and putting messages that the computer needed to be taken into a humid environment to keep running properly as I remember it. Think bathroom.

I'll be honest These days I'm glad my two laptops do not have a webcam.

Privacy is dead these days. Way to many cameras out there now. But you should have an expectation in you own home.


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