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The Feds Just Indicted a Man for Behaving Exactly Like the Feds

The Feds Just Indicted a Man for Behaving Exactly Like the Feds

(ANTIMEDIA Op-ed) A few years ago, a popular meme asserted that “if you behaved like your government, you’d be arrested.”

A recent 16-count indictment issued by the Department of Justice against an Ohio man proves just that.

In a press release issued Wednesday, the DOJ announced it had indicted 28-year-old computer programmer Phillip R. Durachinsky for hacking “thousands of computers for more than 13 years in order to watch, listen to, and obtain personal data from unknowing victims.

Durachinsky is alleged to have “orchestrated a scheme to access thousands of protected computers owned by individuals, companies, schools, a police department, and the government, including one owned by a subsidiary of the U.S. Department of Energy.

The government claims he “developed computer malware later named ‘Fruitfly’ that he installed on computers and that enabled him to control each computer by accessing stored data, uploading files, taking and downloading screenshots, logging a user’s keystrokes, and turning on the camera and microphone to surreptitiously (more…)