Man Convicted for Placing Spyware onto PCs Belonging to Three Females
Mr. Andrew Meldrum of London is under detention for remotely watching the activities of three women by planting spyware program onto their PCs, published wired.co.uk dated March 4, 2014.
The thirty year old man had acquired illegitimate access to PC data in 3 incidences as well as committed voyeurism on 2 counts for all of which he's proved guilty.
One woman out of the three who was aged 21-yrs sought help from police during November 2012 because she had discovered a computer program on her PC, which exposed the webcam installed on it in getting remotely accessed. The victim doubted Meldrum for placing the particular software, as he had a little while ago assisted her in rectifying certain problems on her system.
Cops subsequently began investigating following which they arrested Meldrum, November 13, 2012, but he got bail and released, whilst more forensic probe were conducted of the PC.
Meanwhile, the woman told another woman, aged 23, about the incident and when that second woman examined her own PC that too Meldrum had handled, she discovered the same computer program installed.
Now when this 2nd woman told a 3rd woman, that woman also astonishingly discovered the spyware as installed and activated on her PC. Again the suspicion was on Meldrum, however, she discovered the program only after some 15 months.
Southwark Borough CID's Investigation Officer DC Nick Pailthorpe stated that the current investigation was complicated as well as protracted which required thorough study as also assessment of the PC files that provided critical clues. Mirror.co.uk reported this dated March 3, 2014.
Pailthorpe further stated that he was thankful to all witnesses within the probe, however, particularly the 3 ladies for their inputs regarding the incident despite their evidences being related to personal, intimate and private matters.
He hoped the three victims would get some solace from a verdict that described the accused guilty, as clearly such intrusion to anybody's personal life was unacceptable while there'll be full support from the Metropolitan Police to the victims as also for tracing down any suspect.
As for Meldrum, the sentence against him would get heard on April 14, 2014.
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