Blackshades

Teenagers increasingly being lured into the world of online crime

Experts say that teenagers are increasingly being attracted to the world of online crime because of the appeal of the environment and the kudos they can receive.

David Bisson reports.


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welivesecurity.com

Webcam hacker spent up to 12 hours a day watching his victims

A hacker who used the notorious Blackshades RAT malware to hijack webcams on computers, and secretly watch people engaged in sexual activity, has avoided prison.

Read more in my article on the We Live Security blog.


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bitdefender.com

57 month prison sentence for hacker who created Blackshades RAT

With thousands of victims around the world, whose livelihoods and (sometimes) private lives were damaged by his activities, Alex Yücel is given some time to reflect on his actions.

Read more in my article on the Hot for Security blog.


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welivesecurity.com

The dirty secrets of webcam-hacking peeping toms and sextortionists

Virtually every computer sold today comes with a dirty little secret. It can spy on you.

Learn more, and how to protect yourself, in my article on the We Live Security blog.


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