Keystroke Logger Caught
from the getting-all-the-scammers dept
Lots of stories popping up this week of people who are getting caught in their various scams. We had the guy who tried to extort Google and the guy who ran a phishing scam. Now, the latest, is that federal prosecutors have charged a California man with placing a keystroke logger on a computer at an insurance company that employed him. He's been charged with illegal wiretapping and faces five years in prison. The interesting thing, though, is the only way they caught him was because he was fired from the company and asked another employee to remove the keystroke logger. In other words, it wasn't any real detective work, but him telling someone. This means, if he hadn't mentioned it, it's likely this would have continued and no one would have noticed. It seems likely that things like keystroke loggers are becoming increasingly popular for those involved with corporate espionage - but it doesn't seem like most companies do much to check if their computers are clean from such programs.