Abrahams "threatened to post the images to the victim's social media accounts unless the women provided additional nude photos/videos or obeyed his commands during a five-minute Skype session." Abrahams was convicted, receiving an 18-month jail sentence.
In another case, a Glendale California man was sentenced to five years in federal prison Monday after pleading guilty in a sextortion case that targeted hundreds of women.
Szymon Sidor is a Polish-born software engineering genius currently working for Dropbox as an intern.
While not all webcams have indicator lights, and many laptops do not have them at all, the indicator light is a nice security feature that tells you when the camera is active.This sort of special intelligence cooperation is a regular occurrence under the "Five Eyes" program. Obviously, when used correctly and legally, this is an important counter-terrorism tool. government still has, new legislation notwithstanding, is how to assure the proper handling of extremely personal information that is completely unrelated to any counter terrorism or criminal activity.But when it is used as a political tool to harass or blackmail people, the consequences are different and corrosive. But the NSA and GCHQ aren't the only entities spying on webcams.Such spying falls into a gray legal area, but once it goes onto a mobile device, it clearly intrudes on privacy outside of the work space. Corporate spying also facilitates insider trading, where the "insider" gains privileged access to your webcam, mobile camera or microphone.The extent of stock exchange manipulation and trading of sensitive investment and competitive information from computer and smartphone spying is unknown.