This is just the tip of the iceberg. There are, hundreds of thousands of computers all over the world with keyloggers on them. Spouses watching spouses are one of the largest driving forces in the industry.
(PRWEB) January 27, 2004
The day trader never saw it coming. Going over to his computer he logged into his TD Waterhouse account using his secret user name and password. What he saw next absolutely stunned him. His account was almost depleted. The United States vs. Van T Dinh trial was born, Civil Action No. 03-CV-11964-RWZ.
Partial wording of the charge was...use of the Internet to fraudulently access and execute security transactions in another individuals online brokerage account... The money lost from the TD Waterhouse account was about $47,000.00
Dinh apparently invited investors to participate in a beta test of a new stock-charting tool. Whoever wanted to participate was given a download link to download and install the tool on their computer. In reality what was in their download was a keylogger that captured & recorded the usernames and passwords to online accounts. This information was then sent over the Internet to the alleged perpetrator Mr. Dinh.
Expert Grey McKenzie owner of the computer security company SpyCop says that "This is just the tip of the iceberg. There are, hundreds of thousands of computers all over the world with keyloggers on them. Spouses watching spouses are one of the largest driving forces in the industry."
McKenzie says keylogger spyware is a time bomb ready to explode with far more damaging potential than any virus. There are even "hybrid" keyloggers that are disguised as E-Card greeting cards. Once you open them your infected.
Have you ever typed your credit card numbers into a computer, or said things in an email or chatroom you'd rather keep to yourself he asks?
McKenzie's company SpyCop has been around since the late 1990's developing software to detect keyloggers & covert computer monitoring spyware.
SpyCop boasts the largest computer surveillance detection database in the world. SpyCop spyware detection software uses a brute force method of scanning a hard drive. He says to be effective you must go through every file to ferret out these sneaky spy programs.
Grey McKenzie is available for interviews by
calling 800-385-2743 extension 4.