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