Half Russian users are afraid of being tracked via webcam

52% of Russian users who participated in the joint study of Kaspersky Lab and B2B International, noted that they are concerned about the possibility of surveillance through the webcam device. More than a quarter of respondents (26%) are experiencing so that even a stick or veil lens on your computer. With 5% cover of the camera and on mobile devices.
Half Russian users are afraid of being tracked via webcam
According to experts, to call such a concern is unfounded not – Webcams really often be an effective tool for cybercriminals. However, as it turned out in the course of the study, one third of Russian users (34%) still does not know about this threat.
The purpose of hacking the Webcams can be varied. First, so the criminals can find out any official secrets or steal credentials to financial services. Carelessness some users facilitates the task: for example, one in nine respondents in Russia said that records passwords to their online services on paper and stickers, which stores near your computer. When the quality of modern web cameras, you receive the possibility of such records to read.
Second, attackers can gain private pictures for blackmail or private entertainment. So, in may 2014 Europol has identified a network of creators, distributors and users of malicious programs, which were used including tracking through web camera. The beginning of the investigation put the arrest of a Dutch hacker who infected the computers 2000 women this program in hopes of getting their intimate pictures.

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