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.
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.