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Man guilty of "fixing" women's computers to spy on them via webcam

UK man "fixes" women's computers to spy on them via webcam

A 30-year-old London man has been found guilty of fiddling with three women's computers so he could spy on them through their webcams.

Sextortionist who preyed on Miss Teen USA, Cassidy Wolf, turns himself in

Sextortionist who preyed on Miss Teen USA has turned himself in

The 19-year-old Californian man turned himself in to FBI agents on Thursday. If found guilty, he's looking at up to two years in federal prison on the charge of extortion after allegedly hacking more than a dozen women's computers, taking nude images via their webcams, and contacting then in an attempt to get more images out of them.

Miss Teen USA 2013 says sextortionist hacked webcam to snap bedroom photos

Miss Teen USA 2013 says sextortionist hacked webcam to snap bedroom photos

The FBI is investigating Wolf's claims that her webcam was hacked and that an extortionist demanded money to keep nude photos out of the public eye. She's only one of many victims, but she's turned her alleged victimization into a platform from which to educate teens about the dangers of cybercrime and how they can protect themselves.

Monday review - the hot 20 stories of the week

Monday review

Missed anything last week? Don't worry, here's a little roundup of everything we wrote.

Stolen webcam video listed at $1 per female victim, $1 per 100 male victims

Stolen webcam video listed at $1 per female victim, $1 per 100 male victims

Do only the truly paranoid stick bandages over their webcams so they don't get surreptitiously recorded? Well, a BBC producer posing as a computer security enthusiast talked to webcam hackers who said that the hack is simple to do.

Boy meets girl. Girl strips on webcam. Tells boy to do the same. Girl blackmails boy

Boy meets girl. Girl strips on webcam. Tells boy to do the same. Girl blackmails boy

Webcam extortion the other way around: hot girls extorting men.

Be careful out there, and keep your trousers on chaps.

How Justin Bieber's name is used by internet perverts

Justin Bieber's name used by internet perverts

In response to an increased number of sexual blackmailers harassing and terrorising young girls online, the FBI has published tips to help young people better protect themselves. We also added a few more for good measure.

Hacker blackmailed 350 women into stripping on their webcams, FBI says

Hacker blackmailed over 350 women into stripping on their webcams, FBI says

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.

Counterattack! Suspected hacker caught on HIS WEBCAM, while spying on Georgia

Counterattack! Suspected hacker caught on camera, while spying on Georgia

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.

Mac malware spies on infected users through video and audio capture

Mac malware spies on infected users through video and audio capture

After further analysis, more information has emerged about the Morcut Mac OS X malware which was discovered this week.

Man who tricked women into taking hacked webcams into shower is jailed

Jail for man who tricked women into taking hacked webcams into shower

It's jail for a 21-year-old Californian man who tricked female victims into taking their spyware-infected laptops into the shower with them.

Thousands of secretly-taken still images and videos were found on Trevor Harwell's computer.

'Peeping Tom' webcam blackmailer jailed for six years

'Peeping Tom' webcam blackmailer jailed for six years

A man who hacked into over 100 computers, and used personal information stolen from them to extort sexually explicit videos of young women and teenage girls, has been sentenced to six years in prison.

Woman sues after firm tracking stolen laptop records nude video chats

Woman sues after firm tracking stolen laptop records nude video chats

Imagine the scene: you buy a second-hand laptop and use it to, among other things, have secret sexy video chats with your significant other. Unbeknownst to you, naked photos of you are being taken by a company hired to track down the stolen laptop.

Ouch.

Apple webcam spyware artist investigated by Secret Service

Apple webcam spyware artist investigated by secret service

The US Secret Service has confiscated computer equipment from a Brooklyn artist who installed webcam spyware on computers at two New York Apple stores.

Peeping Tom tricked women into taking hacked webcams into shower, claim police

Peeping tom tricked women into taking hacked webcams into shower

A 20-year-old man has been arrested for allegedly infecting young women's Mac computers with spyware that could commandeer their webcam.

Dad catches daughters on webcam: Beware viral Facebook video link

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Facebook is being hit by another viral message, spreading between users' walls disguised as a link to a saucy video.

The messages, which are spreading rapidly, use a variety of different links but all claim to be a movie of a dad catching his daughters making a video on their webcam.

Facial recognition software that blurs your sensitive data when you're not looking at it

Facial recognition software that blurs your sensitive data when you're not looking at it

A product called "PrivateEye" uses your computer's webcam to identity your face. While you're looking at the screen, PrivateEye's facial recognition software knows not to do anything - but as soon as you look away, the contents of your screen become an unintelligible blur.

Webcam cyber-sextortionist preyed on over 200 women

Webcam cyber-sextortionist preyed on over 200 women

The FBI wants to find more victims of a hacker accused of spying on more than 200 women via their webcams, after infecting their computers with malware.

Father catches daughter on her webcam? It's a Facebook survey scam

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It might seem like the title of a rather seedy porn movie, but the truth is that a message spreading virally across Facebook about a father catching his daughter on her webcam is actually designed to make money for scammers. Read more…

'Peeping Tom' arrested for webcam blackmail attack spree

'Peeping Tom' arrested for webcam blackmail attack spree

FBI agents have arrested a man accused of hacking into more than 100 computers, and using personal information stolen from them to extort sexually explicit videos of young women and teenage girls. 31-year-old Luis Mijangos, of Santa Ana, California, was Read more…