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Webcam and Laptop hijacked

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#1 Baked50


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Posted 01 June 2013 - 07:45 PM



I am in dire need of expert advise regarding my son's laptop!  He just came to me and said he was playing MineCraft with his brother on their own private LAN server.  He opened "CheatEngine6.1"(a program) and "SpeedHack" which apparently these both are game cheats...I know - I have talked blue in the face about NOT using any of these but what do Mom's know!


As soon as he opened the above he noticed his webcam camera light flashed on, then a ChatBox (which he thought was Skype) opened and he didn't realize the hacker could see/hear them.  My son said, "It must be a foreign hacker" and then freaked when the hacker replied that he was British!


My son immediately went to Control Panel and Uninstalled Cheat Engine but an error message box came up saying something about..."You tried to delete it!   EXPLETIVE"


The webcam came on again and my sons' covered the webcam, said Nothing and powered the laptop down.


Sorry this is so wordy but I am very worried on many levels!  Is our entire network compromised? I've changed my major (credit card #) account passwords but I really don't know what to do?  Is this for the local police etc.


Thank you so much for your time and I'll anxiously await your reply,


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Posted 01 June 2013 - 08:10 PM

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