The victim mentioned the issue to another woman, who was then 23, and she checked her computer -- which had also been meddled with by Meldrum -- and found the same software.
This second victim mentioned it to another friend, who -- surprise, surprise -- found the program; it had most likely been installed on her computer for 15 months.
For a start you can send a simple message to say that 'you fancy them' .. : 'Thanks Romantico Brazil, I found a partner here, I enjoyed the site. We will seek to take action against any individual and or company who may take content from this website without permission.
Has anybody else out there gotten similar requests recently?
Andrew Meldrum was this week found guilty of three counts of unauthorised access to computer material and two counts of voyeurism. One of the victims, aged 21, contacted police in November 2012 after she found software on her computer that allowed for her webcam to be accessed remotely.
However, there was no "send a message" icon, and without that, I just decided to ignore the request -- though, all other things being equal, the idea of an attractive woman as a Facebook friend is not unattractive (!
) to me, as would be the case, I assume, with most guys.
(For all I know, similar requests, with attractive guys, are being sent to women.) Once you accept their friend request, they gain access to a lot of information about you, to be used for who knows what purpose.
And once you've accepted the friend request, they get access to all your friends, so they can send these requests to all your friends, and the page will note that the requestee has a friend in common, increasing the chance the requestee will accept the request. "I hope that they can take some consolation in the guilty verdict that sends out a clear message to anyone that this type of intrusion into a person's private life is not acceptable and the Metropolitan Police will support all victims and pursue all suspects," he added.Digital forensics expert Peter Sommer told uk that the techniques employed by Meldrum were "relatively unsophisticated" in that the victims knew him and had given him access to their computers.Then a few days later I got another friend request.It was the same kind of thing, except with a different attractive woman, a different set of friends, a different set of pages. I can't be sure, of course, but my guess is that somebody is setting up Facebook accounts with nonexistent (or hired) attractive women, and sending out large numbers of friend requests to guys with the hope that many will accept the request.When I opened this friend request up, the picture was of a quite attractive woman.