Moms hacked cams
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In 2009, when Susan Clements-Jeffrey purchased a used laptop from a student at the high school where she substitute taught, chances are she didn’t expect that the transaction would conclude with local police in her living room, laughing at her and calling her "stupid" while showing her explicit pictures of herself taken from her computer.
Anyone with or near a computer and its webcam is potentially at risk.
While cautious browsing can make a difference when it comes to protecting yourself, for ratting victims, U. law, late as usual to the party, is lacking.* * *Despite repeated violations of privacy via webcam hacking, legal protections against RATs in the United States leave many behind.
An Ohio couple was terrified when a hacker took over a 10-month-old baby’s video monitor and started screaming ‘Wake up baby! Adam and Heather Schreck were stunned, but Adam quickly rushed into their frightened daughter’s room — only to see the camera pointed at them and the “intruder” screaming obscenities.
The Cincinnati couple felt “violated” and helpless because they couldn’t figure out who was doing this — and didn’t know if they had done it before.