Man charged over keystroke logging

“A California man who prosecutors say planted an electronic bugging device on a computer at an insurance company was indicted on Tuesday [March 23] on federal wiretapping charges in what prosecutors said was the first case of its kind.

Larry Lee Ropp, a 46-year-old former insurance claims manager, is the first defendant charged with a federal crime for using a ‘keystroke logger,’ which tracks the activities on a computer and feeds the information back to its owner, a spokesman for the US Attorney’s Office in Los Angeles said.”