Known as phishing, it's the most common form of online hack attack.
The following year, the FBI ran its largest cyber operation to date, in 2014, arresting scores of webcam hackers in over a dozen countries, who had all been using a program called Blackshades. If you have a modern device that can get online, it probably has a camera.
BBC's story was sparked by a case involving a Miss Teen USA contestant.
A year before Cassidy Wolf won the 2013 crown, a guy in her high school used a program to hack into the webcam on her computer and take photos of her.
Yet there is little fun to be had: Alcohol is banned and there is virtually no nightlife or culture.
“I’m trying to think of a place that’s duller,” Australian writer Charles James told Fortune in 1999.
Comey believes that doing so is a simple step for people to "take responsibility for their own safety and security." Apparently Comey doesn't want to be spied on.Brunei is about the size of Delaware, with a population of 415,000, and the government provides free education, health care, pensions and low-interest loans for the purchase of homes and cars.Oil is the source of all wealth, and when Shell began pumping in the 1970s, Brunei soon became known as “the Shellfare state.” In 2012, Forbes magazine ranked Brunei the fifth-richest nation in the world.The program has the ability to give its user access to "photographs and other files on the victim's computer, record all of the keystrokes entered on the victim's keyboard, steal the passwords to the victim's online accounts, and even activate the victim's web camera to spy on the victim -- all of which could be done without the victim's knowledge." The malicious tool was shown to have been purchased by several thousand hackers in over 100 countries, infecting more than half a million computers around the world. Wolf now tapes over all of her webcams, and so should we all. And if it has a camera, someone looking for cash or scummy thrills has probably figured out how to hack it and turn it on without your knowing.Protecting yourself is as easy as taping it up, just like Zuck and Comey.