The Finch Formerly Known As Gold

1 February 2005

Heavy leakage

Oklahoma County Sheriff John Whetsel has turned up the nefarious Spector Pro scumware on three computers in his office.

District 1 Commissioner Jim Roth says that the program was presumably installed by someone with administrative access to the county network or to someone actually using the machine; he does not believe it was acquired by simple Web browsing.

Whetsel is properly appalled:

Anything sensitive that we might have been working on, they could have taken a screen shot at any time and be looking at material that they have no business looking at. If someone was watching and taking screen shots, there is a good possibility that sensitive law enforcement information has been compromised.

Spyware detectors are being installed system-wide.

Posted at 8:13 AM to PEBKAC