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Windows 7: Banking Malware Monitors Victims by Hijacking Webcams and Microphones


22 May 2012   #1
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Banking Malware Monitors Victims by Hijacking Webcams and Microphones

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A new variant of SpyEye malware allows cybercriminals to monitor potential bank fraud victims by hijacking their webcams and microphones, according to security researchers from antivirus vendor Kaspersky Lab.
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Banking Malware Monitors Victims by Hijacking Webcams and Microphones, Researchers Say | PCWorld Business Center

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22 May 2012   #2

Windows 7 Professional x64 Service Pack 1
 
 

Oh great This sounds like it is going to be another major virus.
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26 May 2012   #3

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Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 
New SpyEye plugin takes control of webcam and microphone

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Security researchers from Kaspersky have profiled a new SpyEye plugin known as flashcamcontrol.dll.

What does it do? Basically, it modifies an infected host’s Flash permissions, allowing cybercriminals the opportunity to control and webcam and the microphone of the infected victims.
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