TeamViewer – the remote control and online collaboration software – users have been reporting their accounts are being hacked and attackers ransacking their computer accounts. Some even reported being drained clean of their cash kept in their PayPal and bank accounts.
Even security experts were among some of the affected victims. An IBM security researcher, Nick Bradley gave an account of how he almost got hacked:
“In the middle of my gaming session, I lose control of my mouse, and the TeamViewer window pops up in the bottom right corner of my screen. As soon as I realize what is happening, I kill the application. Then it dawns on me: I have other machines running TeamViewer!
I run downstairs where another computer is still up and running. Low and behold, the TeamViewer window shows up. Before I am able to kill it, the attacker opens a browser window and attempts to go to a new webpage. As …read more