TELECOM Digest OnLine - Sorted: Jealous Lover Program Creator Is Indicted

Jealous Lover Program Creator Is Indicted

Monty Solomon (
Sat, 27 Aug 2005 23:52:02 -0400

The Associated Press
Saturday, August 27, 2005; 9:13 AM

SAN DIEGO -- The creator and several buyers of a computer program
designed to allow jealous lovers to snoop on their sweethearts' online
activities have been indicted for allegedly violating federal computer
privacy laws.

Carlos Enrique Perez-Melara, 25, was indicted Friday on 35 counts of
manufacturing, sending and advertising a surreptitious interception
device and unauthorized access to protected computers.

The Loverspy program, disguised as an electronic greeting card showing
images of puppies and flowers, was sent as an e-mail. When it was
executed, it would begin recording victims' e-mail messages and the
Web sites they visited, prosecutors said. The information would be
transmitted to computers operated by Perez-Melara and relayed to
customers, authorities said.

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