A pedophile computer expert spied on hundreds of his neighbors by hacking into their Wi-Fi and taking control of their webcams, Spanish police said.
The 34-year-old is accused of recording thousands of hours’ worth of intimate material — which included numerous sexual encounters of his unsuspecting victims. Police say he cracked modem passwords to access PCs.
The oldest account was registered in December 2007, 27 percent of compromised accounts were created in 2011, and 73 percent were at least four years or older, researchers wrote.
“We suspect that the accounts were compromised as a result of weak passwords and password re-use, where by passwords obtained from other breaches allowed attackers to gain access to these accounts,” Narang said.
They chatted with friends, posted pictures, and when they were tired, stretched out on their beds to rest.
“We estimate that each successful conversion is worth .00 per user.” Researchers noted that several of the compromised accounts were older accounts that were orphaned by their owners and had not sent new tweets in years.
Subpoenas were issued on Wednesday, January 27, to four “major” manufacturers, but the DCA wants to give them adequate time to respond before naming them.
Through the investigation, Menin also hopes to raise awareness among parents.
Every online scam begins more or less the same—a random e-mail, a sketchy attachment.
But every so often, a new type of hacker comes along. He secretly burrows his way into your hard drive, then into your life. It was a Saturday night, not much happening in her Long Beach, California, neighborhood, so high school senior Melissa Young was home messing around on her computer.