Sunday, January 15, 2012

Be Careful What You Do In Front of your Computer: Your Web Cam Can be Hacked

GQ Magazine just published an article about a girl at the University of California at Irvine, who didn't realize that someone had hacked into her computer and activated her web cam. But she soon found out when she received a strange instant message that described her dorm room in graphic detail, then followed up with a picture of her in bed with her boyfriend.

The hacker didn't stop there, another student received a video attached to the IM. The Los Angeles office of the FBI got involved through their Cyber Program. The FBI eventually turned up numerous victims.

The hacker turned out to be a wheelchair-bound 30 year old Latino named Luis Mijangos, who lived in Orange County, California, near Disneyland.

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