21 Sep Misdirected spyware infects hospital, man charged
It was a bad idea from the start, but even as bad ideas go, this one went horribly wrong.
A 38-year-old Scott Graham of Avon Lake, Ohio, man is set to plead guilty to federal charges after spyware he allegedly meant to install on the computer of a woman he’d had a relationship with ended up infecting computers at Akron Children’s Hospital.
Unfortunately for Graham, the target of his attention chose to open the spyware on a computer located in the pediatric cardiac surgery department at Akron Children’s Hospital. The spyware worked as advertised, and a result sent out more than 1,000 screen captures to his e-mail address in the span of just 10 days.
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