According to the lawsuit against him, o Telesforo Aviles, a 35-year-old technician, was watching them customers the company's ADT, where he worked, from November 2015 until March 2020. ADT provides home security camera services.
Aviles was involved with the installation of home surveillance cameras in customers' homes and the configuration of devices to operate with the exclusive application ADT Pulse the company's.
However, prosecutors said Aviles did not follow company policy and began adding his personal email address to users of the ADT Pulse app during installation and testing.
The researchers said that the technician mainly targeted attractive women and used him account to access real-time video streaming and spy on customers in their private moments at home or work.
The technician's plan was unveiled in January and February 2020, when many customers discovered Aviles' email address in their application configuration panel and reported it to ADT, which later referred the matter to authorities.
Aviles was fired in April 2020 and pleaded guilty last week.
The prosecutors they said that Aviles had access to more than 200 CCTV client systems in more than 9.600 cases.
The former ADT technician now faces up to five years in prison and a fine of up to $ 250.000, according to the court.
ADT informed its customers of the incident in April 2020. The New York Post reported that the company sought to persuade its customers to sign a confidentiality agreement in exchange for payment so that Aviles' actions would not be leaked to Internet. Its efforts did not work and the company is currently facing three lawsuits as a result of the actions of its former employee.