The National Crime Agency (NCA) has said that a cyber-criminal has taken control of computer webcams to spy on people having sex. Stefan Rigo, from Leeds, 33, used malware called Blackshades to control people’s cameras and spent five to 12 hours a day watching what they were doing. The NCA said Rigo was addicted to monitoring his victims, some of whom he knew and some who were strangers.
Rigo was given a 40-week suspended sentence in prison, placed on the Sex Offenders Register for seven years and commanded to do 200 hours of unpaid work by magistrates in Leeds after admitting voyeurism at a prior hearing, confirmed the agency. He has also admitted offences under the Computer Misuse Act.
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