Hackers Use Infected “Sims 3” on TorrentsAdded: Saturday, March 30th, 2013
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It’s been known for a while now that many hackers started abusing remote administration tools (RAT) to obtain access to the computers of ordinary Internet users. In this case, the aim of using a RAT is to get control over the computers with webcams, which allow the intruders to spy on their targets. Those are usually referred to as “slaves”.
It’s up to the hacker what to do when they gain control of someone else’s computer. Some of them enjoy merely watching, while others search through files in hope to find compromising footage or images. Some of the hackers can steal personal data, including Steam accounts, while others like to mess with the target “slaves”. This can be done in many ways – they can show porn to the users, hide their start menu, or control their hardware. In the meantime, targets of interest are usually women, since most of the hackers are male.
One of the hackers wrote on a forum that he seemed to get a lot of female slaves by spreading The Sims 3 with a [RAT] server on torrent websites. As you know, The Sims is a franchise which features a high female userbase. As such, it is no surprise that hackers use a torrent of the latest Sims game to get more women “slaves”, but this is just one of the ways he mentioned to acquire more targets.
Although it might seem crazy to think that there might be someone out there watching you through your webcam, you can find lots of videos of such incidents on YouTube, alongside with thousands of other videos demonstrating RAT controllers (or “ratters”, as they are usually referred to) taunting, pranking, or toying with their victims. However, the kinds of people who watch others through their webcams usually won’t limit themselves to mere hijinks – as computers now store and webcams record more intimate content...
Today, RAT tools are not new at all: for instance, the hacker collective named Cult of the Dead Cow has released an early one called BackOrifice at the Defcon hacker convention 15 years ago. The lead developer, who went by the alias Sir Dystic, called BackOrifice an instrument meant for “remote tech support aid and employee monitoring and administering”. However, the Cult of the Dead Cow press release revealed that BackOrifice was actually meant to expose “Microsoft’s Swiss cheese approach to security”. If you compare BackOrifice to the modern tools, it appears primitive, but still able to handle the basics. It could log keystrokes, restart the target computer, transfer files between the machines, and snap screenshots of the target PC.
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Saturday, March 30th, 2013
|Woow !! They really can do that *** they can show porn to the users, hide their start menu, or control their hardware. ***|
Thats pretty sick !!
anyway thanxx 4r the article SAM
|posted by (2013-03-30 16:37:23)|
|posted by (2013-03-30 18:36:53)|
|Thanks Sam,educational article...some folks got some weird ass hobbies,no web cam on our PC's here that's for sure.|
|thanks sam for the info|
|posted by (2013-03-30 20:03:28)|
|press ctrl alt and left|
|posted by (2013-03-30 20:40:18)|
|@filthyjew all press ctrl alt and left does in a linux box is allows you to switch between desktops using right and left buttons for navigation,lol.|
RAT`s come in many sizes and payloads as thearticle rightly says its been about 15 years since they became prevelant and can access video,mic audio,web cams,and can fully access your system ,the earliest types could even mak your cd/dvd tray go in and out of its own accord,these days such programs are loaded into systems for monitoring and surveillance in the recovering of lost phones and laptops along with using satellite tracking such programs can sound an alarm on the system and lock out sensitive data as well as taking pictures of the thieves and logging their accounts when using said stolen laptop or phone,
Peeps should be concerned with remote support such is installed in every windows system since the same can apply as has been demonstrated by its use in virus control by stopping infected systems connecting to the web and even dropping payloads to remedy virus`s in the past.
|Before anyone says they can`t do that you should really get informed according to the user agreement they can do anything they like to their O/S and you have no legal leg to stand on despite how much money you payed for the disc you will never own the O/S just the right to use it.In most cases their hacking if such can be termed is in accordance with the ethics of Foundstones ethical hacking (chapter2 I believe)but by the same method virus payloads,worms etc have been delivered by others outside of the evil corporation so if you leave the service running don`t say you were`nt warned.|
|What's so big about this remote hack. Actually, this|
remote hack been around way over 15 years. Anyone
remember the early 90's American Online dail-up era? lol
|@Embolism, That's why windows advise everyone to keep|
their remote services turn off. But all that can still
|sims 3 won't even run without lagging on my pc..... plus no one will want to watch me anyway lol|
|Heiiii filthyjew son of pork . My maverick m4a1 is looking for u everywere .u will see the evil when u been catched.|
son of b***. From Sniper ("Ready to Die for our freedom")
|@11 phreaking in 1990`s lol.|
|did like the early ones like sub zero and backorifice,lots of people coding nasties after that from the sasser virus and 8 derivitives to the conficker of today if more of the talent was spent on useful programming such as with prey in a constructive way imagine the money ppl would have made in the Valley|
|@12 yep, windows connectivity is its biggest flaw everything integrated and not modular like debian and linux,sooner or later the monopoly by Bill G will be surpassed by open source and free operating systems pity the www won`t be by then.|
|@Embolism,we ain't seen nothing yet.tyvm Sam for Nfo...|
|Ah, BackOrifice! There was a great hack. I think I lost ALL of the friends I pranked with that. It was fully worth it though. Hahahah|
|hey the point is ...would you like some perv spying on your GF ,sister or mum ..... sorry but there is no humour in this that i can see|
I am new among you, I would like to look like you.
Accept I such as I am and make of me a good IT specialist
Thanks to you kings from here.
|<<< Uninstalls "The Sims 3" lmfao|
|@ZerlindaX That crazy ass buzzing sound when you wait to get online...remember this "GET OFF THE DAMN COMPUTER I NEED TO CALL SOMEBODY!!!"|
|Grandpa use to pick up the phone, listen to the buzz, and call the company every time|
|posted by (2013-03-31 23:28:47)|
|i wish i could hack into my crush's hotmail.. but they say its impossible now as MS use bank grade security system for email servers. I didn't get that point and I still wish i could send her a RAT..... boy, being a non IT guy sucks.|
Go old school and just tell her you like her to her face.
|posted by (2013-04-01 11:29:00)|
|Thank YOu i don't have cam|
|Thankz 4 tha NFO SaM|
|posted by (2013-04-02 15:51:52)|
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