Can Crooked Sheriffs Department Access Private PC Remotely? I'm in a small town where all four of the local cops are under the control of a crooked Sheriff elected during the last general election . Nothing is beneath this loser. One of the deputies that left employment here said the Sheriff was hacking into private computers and telephones to monitor the communications of private citizens. As a reporter I'm # 1 on his list of those he feels threatened by. Is it possible? If so, what would I look for to determine if he's been Big Brotherin' me?