1 February 2005
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.