A councillor from Greenville County, South Carolina, who was convicted this week of spying on fellow council workers’ PCs, could face up to 16 years in jail.
Tony Trout was arrested last October, after infecting PCs with the RemoteSpy program, which allowed him to break into two Yahoo email accounts used by Greenvile County Administrator Joe Kernell.
According to media reports, information stolen by Trout from the compromised email accounts on his website at www.tonytrout.com, and shared the information with other councillors and legal officials.
In his defence, Trout claimed that he was investigating Kernell as a service to the taxpaying public, believing he could be involved…
Read more in my article on the Naked Security website.