In brief One-time ADT security engineer Telesforo Aviles, 35, pleaded guilty to computer fraud in the US after spying on women through their home surveillance cameras.
As we reported last year, Aviles added himself as an admin user, using his personal email address, to the accounts of customers' home security systems, giving him full access to every part of their lives. When some customers questioned why his email address was on their system, he told some it had to be there for testing purposes.
On Thursday, he admitted in a federal court snooping on 220 clients in Texas more than 9,600 times over his career with the Florida-based company, spying on them, for his own sexual kicks, while they undressed and slept with their partners.
“This defendant, entrusted with safeguarding customers’ homes, instead intruded on their most intimate moments,” said Acting Texas US Attorney Prerak Shah. “We are glad to hold him accountable for this disgusting betrayal of trust.”
Aviles will be sentenced later this year and could face five years in a federal prison. ADT is facing multiple lawsuits from its clients.
Breaking news... VPN and firewall biz SonicWall says it was hacked, and its internal systems compromised, via what looks like zero-day vulnerabilities in its own products.
"SonicWall identified a coordinated attack on its internal systems by highly sophisticated threat actors exploiting probable zero-day vulnerabilities on certain SonicWall secure remote access products," the Silicon Valley biz said on Friday night.
Organizations using SonicWall products – such as the ..