That's what happened to Marisel Garcia when she was visiting friends here in Gainesville. When her laptop was on the fritz, friends recommended a local University of Florida business student who they said is good at fixing computers. What Garcia didn't know was that her computer would have unexpected added software: "Web Cam Spy Hacker." Garcia, who is from South Florida, says that intimate images of her made it around the world.
Last week, Gainesville Police Department arrested 23-year-old Craig Feigin on charges of installing software he'd created onto Garcia's computer. He's been charged with modifying computer data which is a felony.
It wasn't until Garcia noticed that her laptop was running slower than usual that she took it in to be serviced once again, and she learned she was the victim of an online peeping tom.
Craig Butler has been repairing computers for more than a decade and he says that invasion of privacy on your home pc is common and can happen with a simple click of your mouse.
GPD says it's seeing more computer crimes as computers and the Internet play a more prominent role in people's lives.
Feigin has admitted to GPD that he installed the software; however, the case remains under investigation.
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