With a lot of attention on the NSA due to their warrant-less hacking of American citizens, people seem to have forgotten about the danger of old fashioned hacking by the computer nerds next door.
Either you do one of the things listed below or I upload these pics and a lot more... on all your accounts for everybody to see and your dream of being a model will be transformed into a porn star.
The FBI has just arrested about 100 people in 16 countries for hacking into nearly half a million computers. As crazy as it sounds, what's crazier is how easy it was to do it. By using a software program called Blackshade RAT, which the hackers could have purchased for less than a video game and is nicknamed "creepware," they were able to easily access these computers. “For just 40 dollars, the Blackshades RAT enabled anyone, anywhere in the world, to instantly become a dangerous cybercriminal – able to steal your property and invade your privacy,” said Preet Bharara, US Attorney for the Southern District of New York.
“Once installed on a victim’s computer, the Blackshades RAT allowed users to remotely and secretly gain access to everything on a victim’s computer, including private photographs and documents and even passwords to online accounts," he continued.
Additionally, it let hackers turn on webcams without the user's knowledge. One of the hackers threatened Miss Teen USA. She received an email from a hacker with nude pictures that he had taken from her computer. He said if she didn't send him more photos and put on a sex show over Skype, he was going to release them.
"Either you do one of the things listed below or I upload these pics and a lot more... on all your accounts for everybody to see and your dream of being a model will be transformed into a porn star," the hacker said.
Time to place a piece of tape over that camera lens, eh?