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[ISN] Cyber Expert: We've Remotely Spied Through The Webcams Of Chinese Hackers


By Geoffrey Ingersoll
Business Insider
July 16, 2013

Remotely taking control of someone's computer is not an unheard of hacker exploit, but this claim about remotely controlling a Chinese hacker's webcam is just crazy.

It starts with something called "attribution."

Attribution — finding the identity of an attacker — is notoriously difficult, since there are several ways to mask the source of an attack.

During a BBC Radio interview published Monday, Jim Lewis, a former diplomat now at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, mentioned a shocking instance of attribution in which he claimed he actually saw a Chinese hacker through that hacker's own webcam (emphasis ours):


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