Watching all of those webcams to see when a young woman changes her clothes takes a serious time commitment, and Abrahams made one; he "was always at his computer," according the FBI complaint against him. How did Abrahams get his start learning the intricacies of remote administration tools RATs , the malware used to spy on his victims? Not surprisingly, he was a regular user of hackforums. As cutefuzzypuppy, Abrahams asked for plenty of help distributing software like DarkComet to victims, since he "suck[ed] at social engineering" and needed to find better ways to spread his spyware. He also announced his successes. On May 17, , he told the RAT community at hackforums.
Webcams don't have to be a vulnerability in kid safety if parents adopt an ethic of a Cyberhood Watch. September 27, We need to get the word out to parents that our kids need our protection not only when they are online, but when cameras in their laptops, tablets, and smart phones might be watching them without their or our consent. According to The Associated Press, last month, Wolf told the website of NBC's "Today" show she received an anonymous email in which the sender claimed to have stolen images from the camera on her home computer. This type of crime is commonly known as "sextortion.
Sextortion photos of Miss Teen USA: Parents, we need a Cyberhood Watch
Wolf has told reporters that prior to being crowned, she received an anonymous email from someone who claimed to have nude photos of her, taken via the webcam on her computer. Wolf told Today News that about four months ago, Facebook notified her about somebody trying to log into her account from another state. The [camera] light didn't even go on, so I had no idea.
The newly-crowned Miss Teen USA was allegedly the victim of a "sextortion" in which an individual hacked into the computer in her Temecula bedroom in order to obtain naked photos. Cassidy Wolf of Temecula told the media this week that she was targeted before she had been awarded her crown, and her mother, Mary Wolf, said the investigation into the allegations had been going on for some time, according to the Press-Enterprise. Wolf explained that "she received an anonymous email from someone claiming to have nude photos of her taken via the webcam on her computer," reports the L.