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.
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.
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.
Don’t help spammers buy a whole new wardrobe by visiting their X-rated webcam websites.
Watch this video, and ask yourself if you would find it funny if someone hacked your webcam.
It’s news that will please internet perverts and Peeping Toms.
Turns out you can’t trust the LED indicator light on your webcam to tell you if you’re being spied upon or not…
If you’re sexually inadequate, and thinking of getting some cheap kicks out of hacking into other people’s webcams, realise that you might well end up stuck in a prison cell with just cold porridge for company.
Do you know the warning signs of an online predator?
Take care that you and your friends and family don’t fall victim to an internet stalker.
Children are self-harming or taking their own lives, after falling victim to webcam blackmailers.
It’s one of the most disturbing things you’ll hear about on the internet – and it might be your children who are at risk.
Technology is causing the level of stalking to increase, with sometimes horrific results.
Jennifer Perry describes the different types of stalkers, and how they use modern technology to spy upon their innocent victims.
Miss Teen USA, Cassidy Wolf, says that she is the latest victim of sextortion – after a blackmailing hacker allegedly broke into her computer, took over her webcam and threatened to release candid secretly-taken photos of the teenager in her bedroom.
Posting your Skype ID on Facebook or Twitter can be more dangerous than you could possibly imagine.
Let’s hope that the blackmailers are brought to justice soon and appropriately punished.
Webcam extortion the other way around: hot girls extorting men.
Be careful out there, and keep your trousers on chaps.
The FBI has arrested a 27-year-old man, who they claim hacked the accounts of Facebook users, and coerced hundreds of women into stripping while he watched via Skype.
Learn more about this case, and a history of other hackers who have spied on their victims via webcams.
The Georgian government’s CERT (Computer Emergency Response Team) claims it has linked an internet attack to Russia’s security services, and even turned the tables on a hacker it believes was involved by secretly taking over his computer and taking video footage of him.