It is against the law for someone to intrude on your privacy in this way and offenders can be prosecuted under the Computer Misuse Act.
Along with your email account, you also can use your Hotmail email address to sign into Windows Live Messenger, which allows you to connect with your contacts in Hotmail sending instant messages, photos and files, and you can even video chat with your webcam.
It’s also important to consider some of the technical risks and to help prevent these by making sure you think about where you webcam is, what sites and services you use and what steps you can take to protect your webcam.
Webcams make it possible for us to chat face to face with friends and family wherever we, or they, may be.
This can then be recorded by the watcher and be potentially used to threaten or blackmail.
Many of these ' Rats' now include a function allowing a hacker to access the victim's webcam without their knowledge.
So how does a hacker get a virus into your computer or device?
There are a huge number of positive uses and potential for using webcams as a tool for communication.
Our advice can help you minimise the risks associated with webcams and video chatting.