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What one good-guy hacker did to a cybercriminal will make you cheer

What one good-guy hacker did to a cybercriminal will make you cheer
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Security researcher Raashid Bhatt just struck an embarrassing blow to one of the hackers behind the Gameover Zeus botnet. Bhatt just released the details of not only how he cracked the hacker's security systems, but also a picture that reveals the hacker's identity. And get this: It was taken through his webcam!

Bhatt originally became aware of the hacker when he received a phishing email claiming that a person from "his office" was found dead. It took him to malware to find out the identity of the deceased coworker. Bhatt reverse engineered the Trojan and discovered that the hacker was trying to "recruit" his PC into the Gameover Botnet.

Note: While Bhatt broke into a hacker's webcam, hackers might be trying to gain access to your computer's camera. Click here to find out how to protect yourself.

Stupidly, the hacker was using an older version of Gameover which Bhatt easily cracked. Bhatt found a way into the hacker's webcam, took a photo, and sent the information he'd uncovered to the authorities along with posting them on his blog. While Bhatt took down a Gameover Zeus hacker, your computer might still be infected.

Click here to find out instantly if your computer is secretly imprisoned by the Gameover Zeus botnet.

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Source: The Register
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