Teen hacker says webcam spying is a 'laugh'
A 16-year-old boy has admitted to hacking into webcams in a BBC Radio 5 live investigation, but claims that it is just a 'laugh.'
The investigation also uncovered websites where hackers trade pictures of people captured on their own webcams without their knowledge, and a black market where access to compromised computers can be bought and sold for a few pence each.
The London teenager told BBC Radio 5 live's Breakfast, "I do sort of feel bad, but at the time you're having a laugh and it wasn't like I was hurting people."
Online safety charity Childnet International advises that webcams should be disconnected when not in use, and teenagers should not leave webcams in bedrooms or other private areas.
20 Jun 2013