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Federal Spyware Case Summary
Behaviors considered illegal by the Department of Justice
Jerome T. Heckenkamp
â€¢ Installing on another user's computer an unauthorized computer program that was designed to intercept electronic communications containing usernames and passwords.
Defendant pled guilty to:
â€¢ Engaging in other behaviors including gaining unauthorized access to a computer and recklessly causing damage to it.
18 U.S.C. Â§Â§ 2511(1)(a)
Count dismissed on government's motion (defendant convicted on separate, non-spyware counts).
Van T. Dinh