Camfecting (WebCam Infection)
It is the fraudulent process of trying to access a person’s webcam, and violate their privacy, activating or deactivating it without permission or knowledge of its owner. The webcam is activated remotely by another person (hacker) and can be used to see any event that occurs in your field of vision.
No special skills are required for this, as there are software available to perform espionage on computers that are not properly protected.
It is a spy software that in recent years has been evolving, adapting to technological advances, and being virtually impossible to control, as it spreads massively worldwide through any digital medium (data downloads, mails, websites of interest, online shopping …).
It is a subject that has been known for years, but has never been given as much importance as today.
For what reasons can they be spying on me?
Many people have not become aware that it can be observed by the webcam, until they have found images of themselves spreading over the Internet.
We can find several reasons, such as:
We must pay special attention to social networks, since the younger ones, as they spend more time than normal on the Internet, are the most exposed to any of these problems.