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Malware tapped into webcams and spied on victims, prosecutors say
Malware tapped into webcams and spied on victims, prosecutors say

Hackers who paid $40 for a sinister software program called Blackshades stole sexually explicit photographs from personal computers, trained victims’ webcams on them using a remote access tool, and even sent threats to victims who tried to block the online intrusions, prosecutors said Monday as they announced charges against users of Blackshades. Justice Department officials said Blackshades, which had thousands of customers and infected about half a million computers worldwide, underscored the global threat of cybercrime. “It is without doubt one of the greatest threats to our country,” the U.S. attorney in Manhattan, Preet Bharara, said at a news conference hours...

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