May 24, 2014

Inside Blackshades: Hackers are watching you on infected webcams

Imagine this scenario. You’re using a personal home computer, then without your knowledge, a cyberspy starts compromising your machine. The attacker infects the entire computer—including your webcam—and starts spying on you remotely.

“There are already multiple versions [of the malware] very similar to Blackshades…other developers will fill the hole,” said Adam Kujawa, head of malware intelligence at security company Malwarebytes.

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