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09.14.2004 - Virus alert: Spies prize Webcams' eyes



View AntiVirus related news. The Rbot-GR virus follows a fairly traditional malware route of exploiting Microsoft security vulnerabilities and installing a Trojan horse on infected machines. However, the worm also spies on users by taking control of their Webcam and microphone, then sending images and soundtracks back to the hackers, according to antivirus firm Sophos.

As well as getting an insight into homes and businesses across the world, the worm allows the malware writer to take a look at information on the infected machine's hard drive, steal passwords and launch denial-of-service attacks.

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- Visit MSN-CNET.com.com

NID: 3962 / Submitted by: Anthony
Categories: Anti-Virus
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