Ever wondered what sort of things guys (or girls) from computer shops do with PCs that they get in for repair? Do they just do what they are supposed to do or is it quite common that they go sniffing around looking for ‘interesting stuff’ on your PC?
The guys from Consumerist.com decided to see what happens when you bring a PC to a Geek Squad technician. They loaded some tests systems with pornographic content and installed a program that made a video of everything the technician did on the PC.
Most Geek Squad places seemed to be OK but some guys did a bit more than they were supposed to do. Here’s a video of a Geek Squad technician who stole several personal and pornographic files from a customer PC and copied them to his USB stick:
This is not just an isolated incident, according to reports from Geek Squad insiders alleging that Geek Squad techs are stealing porn, images, and music from customer’s computers in California, Texas, New Jersey, Virginia and elsewhere. Our sources say that some Geek Squad locations have a common computer set up where everyone dumps their plunder to share with the other technicians.
If our techie readers were right about the Geek Squad doing this, then perhaps they’re right in saying it happens at other computer repair places as well.