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Hacker compromised People’s Webcams, Filmed them while Performing Sex

Leeds, England based 33-yr-old Stefan Rigo a hacker was recently labeled a sex offender because he hijacked the webcams of his victims for capturing their sexual acts while the PCs facing them were turned on, published mirror.co.uk dated October 7, 2015.

A jury prosecuting Rigo sentenced him with a forty week suspension following his arrest within a global maneuver for catching cyber-voyeurs.

According to National Crime Agency (NCA), the culprit pleaded guilty of spending 5-12 hours daily photographing or filming individuals performing sex with the help of Skype alternatively while facing their PCs. Mrror.co.uk reported this.

Meanwhile, it's yet to be clearly known if the victims performed the sexual acts alone or with a partner.

Rigo admitted within the purview of Computer Misuse Act of carrying out crimes and voyeurism and confessed utilizing 'Blackshades' a PC program for compromising victims' webcams.

Blackshades has the capability to switch on/off victims' webcams; seize personal information or other banking credentials; pull down fresh as also potentially unlawful material; as well as direct the victims' PCs for carrying out denial-of-service assaults.

According to Senior Investigating Officer Angela McKenna with National Cyber Crime Unit of NCA, people employing sinister software like Blackshades may enormously infringe upon their victims' privacy as well as utilize hijacked PCs for enabling further crime. Dailymail.co.uk reported this dated October 7, 2015.

McKenna further said that people using the kind of software kept finding that even if they didn't have any physical proximity to their victims, it was yet possible for the NCA along with associates to locate them, track down as also bring them to justice.

Evidently, NCA advises PC operators not to follow unknown web-links else open documents from suspicious or unidentified senders. More guidance is available at www.getsafeonline.org and www.cyberstreetwise.com.

Moreover, anybody believing he has been victimized with online crime can inform about the incident at www.actionfraud.police.uk of Action Fraud.

In the meantime, similar to Rigo a British national pleading guilty to committing hack recently, a UK teen named Charlton Floate, during H2-August 2015, admitted to hacking USA's Home Office and Federal Bureau of Investigation websites. Police arrested the 19-yr-old boy.

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