Porn malware warning - Hackers find way to secretly record victims, shock adult video threat (Image: GETTY • PIC POSED BY MODEL)
Porn viewers have been warned that hackers have figured out a way to secretly record when victims are watching adult videos.
The shock threat is spread via scam emails and the porn malware can steal people’s passwords as well as private and financial data.
The malware has been dubbed Varenyky, and was discovered by researchers at ESET who said it is mainly targeting Windows 10 users.
The porn malware is capable of recording a victim’s on-screen activity, so hackers can spy on victims to see what type of adult videos they watch.
In a post online ESET said: “We believe the spambot is under heavy development and it has changed a lot since the first time we saw it.”
They added: “We named this new malware Varenyky, and on July 22nd, ESET researchers saw it launch its first sextortion scam campaign.
“This spambot is interesting because it can steal passwords, spy on its victims’ screen using FFmpeg when they watch pornographic content online, and communication to the C&C server is done through Tor, while spam is sent as regular internet traffic.”
This campaign has so far only been targeting people