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Stolen Laptop - With a 'Sting' in its Tail!

LONDON, December 14 /PRNewswire/ -- The trial was held at Isleworth Crown Court of Terri Vary, on 30th November 2009, for receiving stolen goods. She was sentenced to 7 months imprisonment, suspended for 2 years, plus a Community Sentence of 120 hours.

This was a unique case, as one of the stolen items she had received; a Sony Laptop was never found, so the guilty verdict was only achieved as a result of monitored data from the laptop. Police did not have the laptop as evidence for the prosecution.

Unknown to the thieves, the Laptop had EvoForesight Home Edition, Computer Monitoring Software installed, (the 'sting'). As soon as Vary received the laptop and started using it, everything was being invisibly monitored and recorded.

The data collected included her home address, credit card details and all secret passwords to social networking sites, and much more, through its unique Keylogging monitoring. EvoForesight also recorded all emails sent and received, IM/Chat messaging, websites visited and searches made. There was no activity on the computer that could not be seen!

Originally pleading not guilty to receiving the stolen laptop; the monitored data proved that she had in fact been using the stolen laptop for a period of 8 days in May, until the time she was arrested as a result of a search warrant being obtained.

The laptop was never found as Vary claimed it was broken, so threw it away!

About EvoSquare Ltd

EvoSquare is a software company developing advanced security technologies to identify risky human behaviour and protect children and other people online.

Through EvoForesight Home Edition, its flagship monitoring solution, the company provides parents with a simple system that records emails, webmail, instant messages, chat room activities, web-cam usage, websites visited and pre-installed computer programmes that are used on the home computer. For further information visit http://www.evoforesight.com/parents.

Related Information:

"Figures from UK police forces show that over 34,000 laptops are reported stolen each year. This is almost 100 per day and only deals with those that are actually reported to the police."

Source: http://www.creativematch.co.uk/viewnews/?91257

"Londoners had more than 15,000 laptop computers stolen during 2006. This source contains breakdown of laptop thefts by London Borough".

Source: http://software.silicon.com/security/0,39024655,39167148,00.htm

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