Written by Staff Writer
10 Nov, 2013 | 7:00 am
A man who allegedly created malware purporting to catch out cheating lovers has made it on to the FBI’s “most wanted” list of cybercriminals.
The FBI says Carlos Enrique Perez-Melara ran a website offering customers a way to “catch a cheating lover” by sending spyware masquerading as a greeting card.
Opening the card downloaded the malware on to the recipient’s computer and recorded keystrokes and messages.
The “Lover Spy” programme cost $89 (£55).Mr Perez-Melara was indicted in July 2005 but has avoided capture ever since, only now making it on to the FBI’s most wanted list.
He ran the operation from his San Diego home in 2003, the FBI says, while he was in the US on a student travel visa.
The charges against Perez-Melara, 33, included making, sending and advertising an interception device, and unlawfully intercepting electronic communications.
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