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Police: Computer tech installed peeping software

4 years ago June 09, 2011 Jun 9, 2011 Thursday, June 09 2011 Thursday, June 09, 2011 11:17:05 AM CDT in News
Source: Associated Press

FULLERTON, Calif. - Police say a Southern California computer repairman installed spyware on laptops that enabled him to snap and download photographs of women showering and undressing in their homes.

Fullerton police say 20-year-old Trevor Harwell installed software that took control of computer webcams and sent error messages telling users to "try putting your laptop near hot steam
for several minutes to clean the sensor."

Some of the victims took their laptops into the bathroom with them as they showered.

Detectives seized hundreds of thousands of still images and videos from Harwell's computer, including many of women undressing or changing clothes.

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