Stony Point man Kyle Fedorek charged in global hacking case

A Stony Point man is among five people named in federal criminal complaints as participating in global computer hacking. U.S. Attorney for the Southern District

Kyle Fedorek is charged with using malware to

Kyle Fedorek is charged with using malware to steal financial information from 400 people.

STONY POINT - A Stony Point man is among five people named in federal criminal complaints as participating in global computer hacking.

U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York Preet Bharara says Kyle Fedorek, 26, bought malware and used it to steal financial and other account information from 400 people. The software known as Blackshades Remote Access Tool, or RAT, can be used to hijack computers remotely, access hard drives and capture keystrokes to steal passwords without the victim's knowledge.

Bharara adds the hackers were also able to monitor their victims. "Perhaps most disturbing, and taking the meaning of spyware to a new and more personal level, it even gave users the ability to activate a computer's camera to spy on a person in the victim's own home. And all of this, without the victim's knowledge."

Fedorek is charged with two counts of computer hacking and one count of access device fraud. He faces 30 years in prison if convicted.

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