Hackers using webcams to spy on women in their homes
WHAT STARTED OUT WITH U.S. SCHOOLS SPYING ON THEIR STUDENTS HAS NOW MOVED ON TO CRIMINALS SPYING ON YOUNG GIRLS.....
Young girls have been targeted by people hacking their computers to gain access to their webcams.
Hackers send out an internet virus (RAT) that allows them to access a victim’s desktop or computer without their knowledge.
In the process called "ratting", they then switch on the victim’s webcam and watch them in the privacy of their own homes.
A BBC Radio 5 Live investigation found there is even a profitable underground market selling the ability to watch victims, who are dubbed "slaves", for a few pounds.
Paedophiles are also using the technique to target children who have computers in their bedrooms.
Read more; telegraph.co.uk
Q- How can I remove the RAT software
A- Download FREE MalwareBytes Anti-Malware and scan whole computer for the Trojans and delete them.
Q – What's RAT?
A – A RAT is also a shortcut called Remote Administrator Tool. It is mostly used for malicious purposes, such as controlling PC’s, viewing the webcam, stealing victims' data, deleting or editing some files. You can only infect someone by sending him a file (Server) and they need to click it. This file can be disguised as any name the hacker chooses.
Q – How they work?
A - Some RATs can spread over P2P file sharing programs(uTorrent, Pirate Bay etc.), Messangers spams (MSN, Skype, AIM etc.).