She soon realized they weren't."I was kinda really freaked out like maybe someone hacked into the camera," Stanley told KHOU 11.
"He said something else like 'You should probably password protect your camera.'" She looked at her phone and could see the camera monitor moving around the room. That's when the screaming picked up, according to Fox 19 in Cincinnati.
One of the most well-known cases of webcam hacking revolves around Miss Teen USA winner Cassidy Wolf, who was tormented by an online stalker who captured nude images of her in her home using her webcam.
At first, it was unclear who or what was behind the attack on Dyn.A security expert has delivered a fresh warning about malware on the Mac, and how he believes existing malicious software could potentially be easily modified to tap into a webcam in a clever and stealthy manner, recording video chats without the user's knowledge.Mac-targeted malware which aims to exploit the webcam is certainly nothing new – we've seen the likes of Eleanor, Crisis and most recently Mokes which are capable of compromising your webcam (and indeed in the latter case, a whole range of functions from the camera through to the mic and keyboard, recording video, audio and keystrokes).However, what if 'webcam-aware' malware, as Wardle labels it, was able to monitor the Mac looking for when the user fired up a video session – and only then did it kick into life to record footage?Of course, the user would never be aware there was any malware present, as the LED indicator would be on anyway due to the fact that they are video chatting.