Police are hunting a hacker who hacked 150 schoolgirl webcams using a trojan.
An electrical engineer, working with a group which holds lectures in German schools about the privacy dangers of the Internet, was approached by girls with a curious problem with their webcams – “Two girls told me that the indicator light on their webcams were always on.”
Investigating the suspect computers, he soon discovered them to be infected with a trojan capable of controlling the computer’s webcam, apparently spread through using popular messaging software ICQ. The hacker was apparently able to email images back to himself at will.
The attacks appeared to originate from the German town of Aachen.
Police are currently investigating the case, saying that at least 150 girls were affected.