Computer expert Jim Stickley of Trace Security showed us how easy it is.Prosecutors say he was spying on more than 200 women through their webcams, even blackmailing some of them. Rossen Reports: TV and furniture tipovers threaten kids "People who are victims generally have no idea that they are victims," Stickley said. With dad Robert's permission, we had our expert hack into their computer. He sent them an innocent-looking e-card with a virus.But keep in mind: one guy, like Luis Mijangos, often has hundreds of women he's watching at any time.Danny is a straight guy in his twenties, and his gay roommate Evan is a childhood friend.That includes clicking on those Facebook postings that say things like "Watch this incredible video!
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Authorities say criminals are now able to hack in and watch your every move -- without you ever knowing it. Now they can access your webcam remotely, watching your most intimate moments from the kitchen to the privacy of your own bedroom. "It took about three minutes" to hack into their system, Stickley told us. "Suddenly you're all over the Internet," Stickley said.
We all do it: We use our computer, then we get distracted with something and just walk away. Stickley said such families are easy targets for webcam predators -- criminals like Luis Mijangos. So we set up an experiment using the Siegel family of New Jersey.
Read more investigative journalism from Rossen Reports "Someone could potentially be watching you, and this is where you feel most comfortable," Cassidy agreed.
"I thought I was so safe the whole time, but clearly not," Chloe said. Number one: Leave your laptop closed when you're not using it.
Those random links are how the hackers gain access.