Tony Trout, a former council official in Greenville County, South Carolina, has been sentenced to one year and one day in jail after being found guilty of using spyware to read emails on a colleague’s computer.
According to prosecutors, 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.
Trout, who is also the owner of Pro-Teck Security Services, a company which provides trained security personnel, placed information stolen from the compromised email accounts on his website, and shared the information with other councillors and legal officials.
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