Friday, January 25, 2013

New webcam "peeping Tom" virus spread by email greeting cards

On Thursday, January 24, 2013, NBC News reported on a computer virus that specifically allowed attackers to spy on users through webcam cameras, even when laptop computers are in sleep mode.

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NBC set up an experiment with a suburban New Jersey family showing how an attacker could see the most intimate matters if they were in the sight line from a webcam.

The virus also apparent can track bank and other private account logons.

It is spread by a “greeting card” email attachment. 

I site called “Cybercops” has some more information here

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