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Submission + - Malware can download kiddy porn to your computer (yahoo.com)

2muchcoffeeman writes: The Associated Press tells the story of Michael Fiola, a former Massachusetts government employee who was arrested in 2007 after child porn was found on his state-issued laptop computer. He was eventually clear of all charges after some digging by the defense found that the laptop was infected with malware that was "programmed to visit as many as 40 child porn sites per minute---an inhuman feat. While Fiola and his wife were out to dinner one night, someone logged on to the computer and porn flowed in for an hour and a half. Prosecutors performed another test and confirmed the defense findings. The charge was dropped---11 months after it was filed." The article also discusses the technical aspects of how it could happen and about similar cases in the United Kingdom in 2003.
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