May 022015
 May 2, 2015  Breaches, Court, Non-U.S.

CBC News reports:

A Quebec woman is facing criminal charges for allegedly taking over people’s computers remotely, spying on them through their web cameras and harassing them through their computer speakers.

Valérie Gignac, a 27-year-old from Saint-Alphonse-de-Rodriguez, Que., appeared in court today and was charged with four counts related to the unauthorized use of a computer and mischief in relation to computer data.

Her lawyer describes it as  “just a bad prank.” I’m no lawyer, but if someone is harassing kids with porn, I don’t think I’d want to try such a dismissive explanation.

Gignac is also reportedly the owner of hacking forum with 35,000 members. I’m sure that fact combined with the “prank” will sit really well with a jury.

Read more on CBC.

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