FBI Can Secretly Activate Your PC CameraMedia reports claim that the FBI can turn on your computer camera so that the green light doesn’t come on. Apparently, the agency has had the ability to secretly activate a PC camera without triggering the light that lets you know it is recording for years now.
The FBI agents admitted that the spy laptop recording was mainly used in terrorism cases or the most serious of criminal investigations. So, they can do it. The story was about how the Federal Bureau of Investigation tracked a guy called Mo who made a series of threats to detonate bombs at universities and airports across the country in 2012.
It turned out that the FBI’s hacker team developed a piece of malicious software that had to be delivered secretly when the guy signed on to his Yahoo e-mail account. The malware had to collect details of the Internet websites he had visited and indicators of the location of his41 PC.
Ironically enough, although the FBI was able to get a search technology into Mo’s machine, it is still yet to be able to arrest him, as he is in Iran at the moment. If Mo ever comes back, it wouldn’t be surprising that the court receives many evidential snaps of him looking dazed into his laptop first thing in the morning.