California woman charged with using spyware to tap a police officer's phone [telecom]

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California woman charged with using spyware to tap a police officer's
phone Investigators say Kristin Nyunt intercepted sensitive law
enforcement information.

by Megan Geuss
Oct 20 2014
Ars Technica

On Friday, a Monterey County woman was charged with wiretapping a
police officer and possessing "illegal interception devices,"
according to the Northern California District Attorney's office. The
District Attorney said that Kristin Nyunt, age 40, allegedly
intercepted communications made by a police officer on his mobile
phone.

Nyunt is the ex-wife of former Pacific Grove Police Commander John
Nyunt, and she has already been sentenced to eight years and four
months in prison after pleading guilty in July to five counts of
identity theft, two counts of computer network fraud, one count of
residential burglary, and two counts of forgery.

In the latest charges [PDF], the District Attorney accused Nyunt of
using illegal spyware including MobiStealth, StealthGenie, and mSpy to
intercept "sensitive law enforcement communication" in real time.
Nyunt allegedly placed the spyware on a police officer's phone
surreptitiously, although court documents do not detail how or why.

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