Earlier we reported how hackers are using Remote Access Trojan (RAT) to get into your computer and record your online activity including your webcam sessions.
We also reported how a Canadian woman hacker was arrested for hacking computers, taking over their webcams and spying on people.
Now, in another similar incident from Toronto Canada, a woman was sent intimate pictures of herself with her boyfriend watching Netflix.
The 27-year-old Toronto female Chelsea Clark received intimate pictures of herself with her boyfriend from a hacker. The pictures were taken when the couple was watching Netflix and sent on her Facebook account.
It is unclear if the couple was on a desktop computer or a laptop while watching Netflix, but it is clear that hacker was able to hack the webcam of the device used by the couple and took their pictures in their bed.
According to Clark, it was
“A terrifying notion. It was a really bizarre thing to receive those messages and it really took a second to be like, ‘Oh my God, that’s what this means, that’s the implication of receiving this message is someone was just watching us. We obviously had no idea it was taking place at the moment, but retroactively it was like a really, really deeply creepy feeling. It was very unnerving. I mean it does feel like there’s someone just in your home with you.”
[q]Cover your webcam while you watch Netflix and chill [/q]
Toronto Police is investigating the matter and says that it is a difficult task because of numerous issues.
RAT is publically available:
The hackers are selling Remote Access Trojan (RAT) to the interested wannabe hackers, and believe it or not, most of the purchasers of these malware programs are youngsters and novice hackers. The malware and Trojans being provided by the hackers will allow anyone to take control of the targeted electronic device, eventually attacking the victim. The report calls them “ratters.”
Today, it was a couple from Canada, tomorrow it can be you! So remember to cover your cam with a tape. I have covered my MAC something like this:
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