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A website advertising a “webcam hacking program” has been doing the rounds on a number of adverts lately so I thought it might be worth taking a look. Anyone foolish enough to try this out can look forward to a double whammy of fail.

Here’s the website, which can be found at webcamhackerlive(dot)com:

webcam hack website
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“We posted out video on youtube. It shows how it really works!”

At least, it would – if it hadn’t been removed for terms of service violation. Well, maybe the “How does it work page” will be more usef-

“Download the hacker, install the app and make sure Windows Live Messenger is running!”

You know, something is telling me this isn’t going to end well for the victim. Did I say “victim”? I sure did, because to download this wonderful bit of kit you have to jump through some hoops.

Hoops made out of money.

select a country

select an option

show me the money

Oh good, a premium rate phoneline. Before the victim can cry out “horrible scam”, they have a familiar cartoon character staring out at them from the desktop:

Cartman in the house

I like Cartman as much as the next guy, but as you’ve probably guessed he isn’t going to help you hack any webcams. Here’s the program loading up:

fake program ahoy

Here it is in action:

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Here it is giving a 26/43 result on Virustotal, which means you should probably think long and hard about why they want you to run Windows Messenger Live in the background while using this executable. End-users are advised to steer clear of this money spinner, which we detect as Trojan.Win32.Generic!BT.

Christopher Boyd

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