Time to cover your webcam? This stealthy spyware records video and audio

A newly uncovered cyber-espionage malware tool is turning PCs into listening posts, enabling attackers to listen into conversations and take photos using the compromised machine. Dubbed InvisiMole, the campaign has been active since 2013 but has only just been uncovered- highlighting the especially stealthy nature of the attacks.

The malware has been detailed by researchers at ESET, after being discovered on compromised computers in Ukraine and Russia. It’s believed that the campaign is highly targeted, with just a few dozen computers affected, but that the targets are high-profile and high-value to the attackers. ESET said the malware turns the affected computer “into a video camera, letting the attackers see and hear what’s going on in the victim’s office or wherever their device may be.”

Read more about the newly uncovered cyber-espionage malware tool dubbed InvisiMole on ZDNet.