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'Horrified' girl spied on in the bath by webcam hackers

A 20 year old student from Glasgow says she fell victim to webcam hackers who spied on her while she was in the bath.

Rachel Hyndman told BBC Radio 5 live Breakfast that she was left "horrified" and "frightened" by the incident.

The BBC Radio 5 live investigation also uncovered websites where hackers trade pictures of people captured on their own webcams without their knowledge, and a black market where access to compromised computers can be bought and sold for a few pence each.

Online safety charity Childnet International advises that webcams should be disconnected when not in use, and teenagers should not leave webcams in bedrooms or other private areas.

  • 20 Jun 2013
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