College-Age Hacker's Program Turned Your Phone Into A Spy
A college student pleaded guilty to building a tool that let hackers spy on you through your phone's camera and microphone.By Steven Sparkman | August 25, 2015
The federal government got its fourth guilty plea Tuesday in its push to dismantle one of the scariest places on the web.
A Carnegie Mellon University student named Morgan Culbertson pleaded guilty to helping build a malware tool and attempting to sell it on the hacking forum Darkode.
Culbertson called the program Dendroid, and it made news in the cybersecurity world last March for its ability to infect an Android phone without the phone's owner knowing.