Sunday, October 2, 2011

Cyber Spying on Estranged Wife

PA - Jay Anthony Ciccarone, 39, was charged Monday night with unlawful use of a computer and related offenses for allegedly installing "Web Watcher," a spyware package, on the victim's computer, said Tredyffrin Township police.

Police said the investigation began a year ago when the woman, who was in the midst of divorce proceedings with Ciccarone, contacted police because he appeared to be monitoring her daily activities.

A forensic examination of the computer revealed the presence of the spying program, which "works by recording all manner of activity on the computer, including keystroke logging, capturing email and internet activity," the criminal complaint said. (more)