Related News: Meet the men who spy on women through their webcams

One new article link has been added to our Related News page. Ars Technica published an article titled Meet the men who spy on women through their webcams.

The woman is visible from thousands of miles away on a hacker’s computer. The hacker has infected her machine with a remote administration tool (RAT) that gives him access to the woman’s screen, to her webcam, to her files, to her microphone. He watches her and the baby through a small control window open on his Windows PC, then he decides to have a little fun. He enters a series of shock and pornographic websites and watches them appear on the woman’s computer.

The woman is startled. “Did it scare you?” she asks someone off camera. A young man steps into the webcam frame. “Yes,” he says. Both stare at the computer in horrified fascination. A picture of old naked men appears in their Web browser, then vanishes as a McAfee security product blocks a “dangerous site.”

“I think someone hacked into our computer,” says the young man.

Source: Ars Technica

Related News: Sexy scammers entice men into stripping on webcam, then blackmail them

One new article link has been added to our Related News page. Ars Technica published an article titled Sexy scammers entice men into stripping on webcam, then blackmail them.

The women “initiate cybersex” with the men over video chat, stripping for them and then encouraging them to do the same. The men are told to perform sex acts on camera for the women, and the video feeds are recorded. The men are then contacted later and told that the videos will be posted in public if the victims don’t wire money to the scammers.

This is the second time this year that Singapore authorities have issued an alert regarding this sort of cyber-extortion. In August of 2012, police issued a similar warning after having more than 32 reported cases in the first half of the year. There were only 11 reports of similar cases in all of 2011.

Source: Ars Technica