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$28 hacking software to break into webcams spreads in China

June 20, 2017 | Telepresence Options

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Story and images by RT

The notion of "the privacy of your own home" may be becoming a thing of the past. Cheap software has reportedly spread in the Chinese Internet, allowing web-connected cameras and home surveillance devices to be infiltrated.

Virtually anyone can buy the hacking software for just 188 yuan ($28) with an attached list of IP addresses and a manual on how to use the malware, China's CCTV broadcaster reported after conducting an investigation. The malware scans for internet-connected webcams, giving its buyers easy access to them.

The tool has recently spread in Chinese online chat rooms such as QQ Messenger, along with usernames and passwords to affected devices, CCTV reported.

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