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Suspicious partners turn to spyware
Never mind the hackers you don't know
Hackers are making a fortune selling spyware to suspicious spouses who want to monitor and control their partners' every online move.
Anna Stepanov, Manager of the Anti-spyware Program at McAfee Avert Labs, said the software was also being used as a surveillance tool in cases of domestic abuse. She said spyware is ideal for abusers, who often feel the need to control all aspects of their victims' existence.
In a white paper released this week called /Spyware: A Morphing Campaign, she said that monitoring a victim's online access, cell phone log, or general computing activity is of more value than ever in controlling or threatening to hurt a victim.