Friday, August 1, 2014

Black Shades arrests 97 People Across the World for Webcam Spying

Nearly 100 people from 16 different countries have been arrested for a malware scam that allowed hackers to spy on people via the unsuspecting users own webcam.  Half a million computers are said to have been affected by the 'Blackshades Remote Access Tool' since 2010.  Some of those arrested are accused of taking sexually explicit pictures of their victims. Seventeen men were arrested in the UK.
Koen Hermans, a Netherlands official in Eurojust, the European Union's criminal investigation coordination unit, said: "This case is a strong reminder that no one is safe while using the Internet.

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