We’ve Remotely Spied Through The Webcams Of Chinese Hackers

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)…

SOURCE: sfgate.com