Milwaukee man charged with computer crimes against MU student
MILWAUKEE — 21-year-old Christopher Cichon has been charged with computer crimes against a Marquette University student and residence hall director.
According to the criminal complaint, the victim’s laptop had been illegally accessed by Cichon. The complaint says Cichon admitted to installing an application called KidLogger, which tracks keystrokes typed by a user. It allows the person who installed the application to view everything on the victim’s laptop without them knowing about it.
The complaint indicates Cichon installed the software and sent an email from the victim labeled “anonymous” because he was upset with the victim for confiscating his toaster. That’s because toasters are prohibited in student rooms in the MU residence halls. Cichon also told investigators he was hoping to obtain the victim’s Facebook log-in information, so he could log into the account and post things.
If convicted, Cichon faces up to nine months in prison and $10,000 in fines.
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