A cyber criminal hijacked computers to spy on people having sex through their webcams, the National Crime Agency (NCA) has said.
Stefan Rigo, 33, used malware called Blackshades to give him control over strangers’ cameras and spent five to 12 hours a day watching what they were doing in front of their computers.
The NCA said he was addicted to monitoring his victims, some of whom he knew and some who were complete strangers.
Rigo was given a 40-week suspended prison sentence, placed on the Sex Offenders Register for seven years and ordered to do 200 hours of unpaid work by magistrates in Leeds after he admitted voyeurism at a previous hearing, the agency confirmed.
A Colorado cybersecurity firm whose founder said he hacked into more than a dozen airline flights by plugging his laptop into a passenger jet’s entertainment system has filed for bankruptcy.
One World Labs Inc., founded by Chris Roberts in 2009, filed for bankruptcy protection on Friday, saying it faces roughly $720,000 in debt.
Company officials are negotiating a deal to sell the Denver-based intelligence firm, which says it has “access to the world’s largest index of dark content to protect corporations, governments and nonprofit organizations,” enabling clients to search the database for stolen data. The firm took in $3 million in revenue last year, according to documents filed in U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Denver.