CAMFECTING (INFECTION OF THE WEBCAM)

It´s the fraudulent process for trying to access the webcam from a person and violate their privacy, activating it or deactivating itwithout permission or knowledge from the owner. The webcam is activated by remote control for another person (hacker) and it can be used to see any incident inside its field of vision. It isn´t necessary to have special skills for it, given that there are softwares available to make spying in computers incorrectly protected.

SPYCAM

It´s a spyware that has been continuously evolving since the beginning of computers, adapting to technological advances. It’s control is practically impossible since it propagates on a massive worldwide scale via any digital content (data download , emails, websites of interest, shopping on-line …). It´s an issue that has been known for some years, but it has never been given as much importance as nowadays.

¿WHY REASONS CAN THEY BE SPYING TO ME?

Many people haven´t realised that they can be observed by the webcam, until they have found images of them on Internet. We can find many reasons why we can be observed, as

  • Intimidation
  • Obsession
  • Morbidness
  • Infidelity
  • Extortion
  • Pedophilia
  • Curiosity

We should pay special attention to the social networks, as young people tend to spend more time on the Internet and hence they are the most exposed to these problems.