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



http://www.seattlepi.com/technology/businessinsider/article/Cyber-Expert-We-ve-Remotely-Spied-Through-The-4668683.php

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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