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A hacker sent this couple a terrifying photo - of themselves

A hacker sent this couple a terrifying photo - of themselves
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"Netflix and cuddle" is the go-to evening in for couples across the country. But three is most definitely a crowd, especially when the "guest" is uninvited. One Toronto couple had a most unwelcome visitor watching them on their computer as they snuggled up for a movie.

Naked Security reports that Chelsea Clark opened her Facebook account the morning after a night in watching Netflix with her boyfriend and had a message that included photos of the couple cuddling. It was from a "Mahmoud Abdo" in Cairo, Egypt, with the text "Realy,cute couple" and the pictures, obviously taken with her webcam.

This wasn't an issue with Netflix, but rather the result of a remote access Trojan, or RAT. We've told you how easy it is for hackers to learn, via YouTube videos, how to hack your webcam. These RATs are a nasty hacker tool. Just look at the photos Clark was sent:

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