Prosecution put malware on PCs suspicious




The Dutch Public Prosecution include using a keylogger to collect in the case of a person who was suspected of blackmailing young girls and boys. Evidence Reported that TV program News Hour.

The malware that justice placed on the PC of the accused recorded include the keystrokes that were done on the PC, as well as every few minutes a screenshot made ​​apparent from the broadcast of News Hour, which relies on the case file. The Public Prosecution broke after a tip from Facebook in the cottage of the accused, Aydin C., to install. Malware on his computer

Aydin C. is suspected of dozens of young girls and boys, which have blackmailed. Alone 40 girls in the Netherlands, So he asked girls to undress on webcam and perform sexual acts out. He then blackmailed them with the recordings he had made of it; For example, he threatened to send, which he did in some cases. images to family and friends A foreign girl, Amanda Todd, committed suicide after blackmail C.

Professor of computer security Bart Jacobs cites installing the malware across Nieuwsuur ‘on the edge’. “If you have installed, you can do anything on that PC., You can not only get access to the computer, but you could also manipulate data. The police accused may feel that they have abandoned their own material on the PC,” Jacobs said in front of the TV program. According to him, it is the first time that the use of a keylogger is explicitly mentioned. “I wonder how this fits in with the current legislation,” he says.

Jurist Jan-Jaap Oerlemans said to De Telegraaf is more nuanced thinking about it. “The question is whether use is made of a hardware or software keylogger,” the lawyer told newspaper Hardware keyloggers are allowed in the law. Software keyloggers have a less clear status.

Netherlands is currently working on legislation to be able to hack computers. Suspects remotely In addition, computers may also be entered whose location is not known, and which may therefore located abroad. Lawyers put it questioned.

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