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FBI puts ‘Loverspy’ hacker on list

WASHINGTON — It is not just the federal government intercepting your communications. It could be a nosy relative or jealous partner.

Among five individuals added this week to the FBI’s list of most wanted cybercriminals is a former San Diego college student who developed an $89 program dubbed ‘‘Loverspy’’ and ‘‘Email PI.’’ The program was advertised as a way to catch a cheating lover by sending the person an electronic greeting card that, if opened, would install malicious software to capture e-mails and instant messages, or spy on the person by webcam.

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