The FBI’s Super Secret Spyware

By Deane Barker on July 20, 2007

FBI’s Secret Spyware Tracks Down Teen Who Made Bomb Threats: The FBI is using spyware to great effect, apparently.

FBI agents trying to track the source of e-mailed bomb threats against a Washington high school last month sent the suspect a secret surveillance program designed to surreptitiously monitor him and report back to a government server, according to an FBI affidavit obtained by Wired News.

The court filing offers the first public glimpse into the bureau’s long-suspected spyware capability, in which the FBI adopts techniques more common to online criminals.