According to the Department of Justice press release, Durachinsky stole personal data such as login information, medical records, tax records and bank information. He also recorded the user's keyboard instructions, intercepted the user's screen, and used the recorded audio and video to make child abuse images.
He also saved millions of pictures and also recorded the victim in great detail, automatically sending reminders to users even when they entered erotic-related characters on the keyboard.
Victims include individuals, schools, businesses, police stations and even government agencies (U.S. Department of Energy agencies). Durachinsky used the Drosophila software to infect Mac computers, but the Department of Justice also mentioned that he also wrote variant software to infect Windows devices.
The most surprising thing is how the "Drosophila" software has been hidden for 13 years without being noticed. According to the Department of Justice, the malware is not based on cutting-edge technology and is very easy to spot, but no one else does it.
It is not yet clear how Drosophila affects the computer, but there is no indication that it exploits a security hole, so it is likely that it had gained access to the computer by tricking users into clicking on malicious connections or mail attachments.
Durachinsky, who is currently being jailed, will be accused of charges of computer fraud, abuse, wiretapping, theft of information and child pornography.