In this post we are talking about unusual hack: the criminal did not hacked webcams with unreliable passwords for his stream.
Instead he compromised hundreds of PCs in several countries.
He used it to get full access to victims PCs, including their web-cameras and microphones.
Discussing the stream, 2ch users discovered that they can deceive even the owners of laptops with indicators, which light up when a software requests access to the camera.
As it turned out, users all across the globe made the same simple mistake, which let the hackers in.
The users kept the device’s default passwords or chose weak combinations like 12345.
For example, many users in the stream had some free video downloader called Media Get installed.A user posted a manual on hacking surveillance cameras and all hell broke loose.Readers studied the hacking 101 guide and went online looking for cameras with poor passwords, installed in WCs, flats and back-street brothels. So, massive webcam breaches happened from time to time.Yesterday one of 2ch’s users attracted the attention of Russian media.This man streamed video from the hacked computers on You Tube.