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Hacked adult webcam accounts

A hack against popular adult dating and entertainment company Friend Finder Networks exposed data related to more than 412 million user accounts, according to a report from breach notification site Leaked Source.

But the company said in a statement that it had “received a number of reports regarding potential security vulnerabilities from a variety of sources” and was investigating.

“Immediately upon learning this information, we took several steps to review the situation and bring in the right external partners to support our investigation.” the statement said.

Anyone with a computer webcam or smartphone camera runs the risk of being hacked and monitored.

The campaign caught our eye and Symantec's too.

This was directly caused by easy-to-guess default passwords on webcams.

This was the latest incident of many in an ongoing webcam hacking epidemic that continues to plague computer users in a day and age where — according to the Pew Research Center — 78 percent of adults under 30 own a laptop or desktop computer, many of which come equipped with a webcam.

“For example, a documented vulnerability in the older version of Adobe Flash allowed any website to turn on your webcam and microphone without your knowledge or consent.”Most hackers use malware or remote administration tools to gain access to random or targeted computers and their webcams.