The FBI has used a secret form of spyware in a series of investigations
designed to nab extortionists, database-deleting hackers, child
molesters, and hitmen, according to documents obtained by CNET News.
One suspect used Microsoft's Hotmail to send bomb and anthrax
threats to an undercover government investigator; another demanded a
payment of $10,000 a month to stop cutting cables; a third was an
alleged European hitman who was soliciting for business from a