The FBI agents investigating the use of covert webcam-activation software in student laptops in Pennsylvania's affluent Lower Merion School District have alerted a student that they've uncovered 4,404 webcam photographs and 3,978 screenshots taken without his knowledge from his school-issued laptop. The student describes himself as "shocked, humiliated and severely emotionally distressed," and has filed a federal invasion of privacy suit seeking unspecified damages.
As part of an FBI investigation and a lawsuit brought by a different student, a judge had contacted the boy's parents informing him of the breach, and invited them to view the pictures. The youth's parents were shown 4,404 webcam photographs and 3,978 screenshots captured with the Lower Merion School District-issued MacBook.
School Webcam Spy Scandal Resurfaces
The amount of photos represents the largest publicly known number of images secretly recorded in the webcam scandal.
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