A student has been charged with installing spyware on dozens of university computers in Boston to secretly monitor what people were typing and steal money using the information he gathered.
Douglas Boudreau allegedly installed keystroke-monitoring software on more than 100 computers at Boston College in the US, which thousands of people used to send emails, download files and bank online.
According to Wired, he used the information to steal more than $2,000 in what police are calling a "security cautionary tale".
Boston police said that Boudreau compiled a database of personal information on about 4,800 staff and students at the college.
If convicted on all the charges against him he faces up to 20 years in prison. Boston College suspended Boudreau, 21, last year, when it learned of his activities.
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