Chilling video shows what hackers see when they watch your webcam
Chilling footage shows how hackers can watch your webcam without you even noticing anything is wrong.
In an eye-opening video, a TikTok user called Matt Linkert @mattlinkert_ shows how he uses a currently unavailable piece of software called Orcus.
The software is currently being investigated by police in Canada over allegations it was used by hackers to compromise people's computers.
First, he warns fans his video is for "educational purposes only" and he doesn't endorse hacking.
Matt then uses his laptop to hack into his desktop computer and shows how he can access the webcam, use a keylogger to record everything he types, and do a "whole load of s***".
He says: "This specific programme is called 'Orcus', it's a RAT, which stands for 'Remote Administration Tool', and it's used to access your computer, see all your files, your webcam, your keyboard strokes, everything.
"I just ran my programme, and now, I have access to my desktop.
"There's a whole list of s*** you can do to their computer.
"First thing I'm going to show – probably pretty obvious – you can look at their desktop, and look at that, they're watching my Twitch stream.
"The next one is key logger, anything I type, anything I do, it all shows up right there."
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He types in some random nonsense and it is instantly picked up by the program on his "hacking" laptop.
Matt adds: "Of course, you can look at their webcam, go through all their files without them even realising it.
"You can gather all of their passwords on their computer, usually from Chrome.
"For the fun part, you can send sounds to their computer."
The mind-blowing video has been watched more than 4.8 million times since it was uploaded on February 8, with many viewers sounding freaked out.
Matt advised people in the comments to get decent anti-virus software and warned that even word documents can contain hidden viruses.
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