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FBI Seeks ‘Loverspy’ Hacker Who Helped Catch Cheating Partners

It’s not just the federal government intercepting your communications. It could be a nosy relative or jealous partner. (Photo Illustration by Scott Barbour/Getty Images)

It’s not just the federal government intercepting your communications. It could be a nosy relative or jealous partner. (Photo Illustration by Scott Barbour/Getty Images)

WASHINGTON (AP) — It’s not just the federal government intercepting your communications. It could be a nosy relative or jealous partner.

Among the five people added this week to the FBI’s list of “most wanted” cybercriminals is a former San Diego college student who developed an $89 program called “Loverspy” or “Email PI.” Sold online from his apartment, the program was advertised as a way to “catch a cheating lover” by sending the person an electronic greeting card that, if opened, would install malicious software to capture emails and instant messages, even spy on someone using the victim’s own webcam.

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