Former Cop Accused Of Using WiFi From Neighbors, Businesses To Get Child Porn

If you need motivation to encrypt your WiFi signal, consider the possibility that criminals may try to use your network for illegal activity. A former Tennessee police officer allegedly victimized churches, businesses and neighbors, using their WiFi to download child porn and share it with an online ring via a site he accessed at times while on duty.

TriCities reports the former officer was one of 72 indicted in an investigation into the ring. Court documents say the suspect avoided using his own network to access the material, and instead cruised around exploiting unprotected networks.

Said a neighbor whose network was allegedly co-opted by the suspect:

“I’d like to knock the living crap out of him. To believe that man’s in there going online on my account to get on there to do something like that with children and stuff, I hope he rots in jail. That’s putting it nicely.”

Former Kingsport cop used neighbors, churches, and businesses to access child porn [TriCities via Fark]