Another man accused of “Peeping Tom” webcam hack

Graham Cluley
@gcluley

Yesterday, Sophos published a story about a 47-year-old Cypriot man who has been jailed for four years after being found guilty of spying on a young woman via her webcam. Having infected her laptop with a spyware Trojan horse the man took illicit pictures of the 17-year-old girl in her bedroom, and then tried to blackmail her into posing naked for him.

We’ve seen similar cases in the past, and it’s pretty sick to hear that they are still occurring. Indeed, today we hear of a similar tale from the United States.

According to The Gainesville Sun, a 23-year-old man has been arrested for allegedly taking more than 20,000 photographs of a young woman in various stages of undress, without her knowledge.

Ironically, the intrusion is said to have…

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Graham Cluley is a veteran of the anti-virus industry having worked for a number of security companies since the early 1990s when he wrote the first ever version of Dr Solomon's Anti-Virus Toolkit for Windows. Now an independent security analyst, he regularly makes media appearances and is an international public speaker on the topic of computer security, hackers, and online privacy. Follow him on Twitter at @gcluley, or drop him an email.

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