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Sometimes victims (slaves) are tricked through Facebook messages and others on file-sharing networks.Anderson reports about several “handholding” tools that are available for aspiring ratters to pick up hundreds to thousands of slaves.“Once infected, all the common RAT software provides a control panel view in which one can see all current slaves, their locations, and the status of their machines.With a few clicks, the operator can start watching the screen or webcam of any slave currently online.” Although many ratters are engaging in illegal activity, Anderson said they are rarely caught.Britain's Information Commissioner's Office has warned of the breach and posted guidelines on its site.It recommends changing the default password for any new device - which is the login the Russian hackers have exploited - and checking available security settings.” Anderson writes that these “ratters,” as they’re called, might only be playing what they consider a game with their victims but others hope to spy on intimate moments or search computer files for erotic photos.Here’s what Anderson reports a couple ratters saying about their activities online: “Man I feel dirty looking at these pics,” wrote one forum poster at Hack Forums, one of the top “aboveground” hacking discussion sites on the Internet (it now has more than 23 million total posts).
“A lot of times the slave will download pics from their phone or digital camera and I watch on the remote desktop to see where they save em to and that’s usually where you’ll find the jackpot!
The man presumes that someone has hacked their computer. As Anderson wrote, the hacker has access to their screens, webcam, microphone, files and all other content on the device.
At one point, the hacker messing with the family pops up a message on their computer screen that read “achoo!
(Image: You Tube screenshot) We’ve reported about webcam hacking and spying in the past, but a recent report by Ars Technica is giving an even more in-depth look into the scary world of people who can take control of a person’s computer, peering into his or her life via webcam all in the name of an unsettling game.
Ars Technica’s Nate Anderson begins his story about RATs (remote administration tools) with an eerie scene: a woman sits in front of her computer with a baby on her lap, voicing her frustration over unwanted content popping up to a man who is in the room but offscreen.“I think this started in Macau and Hong Kong, they alerted the Australians, the Australians alerted the Canadians. We have known about this for about 24 hours and we’ve been working out how best to deal with it.This is a good example of cooperation between data protection authorities across the world,” Graham said.LONDON — If you have a webcam, baby monitor or home security camera, you should probably change your password now.