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2ch (or ‘Dvach’) is an anonymous website, popular among Internet trolls, moral and justice crusaders, people with ‘alternative’ sense of humor, young hackers — a variety of individuals actually, from all walks of life.
Recently this website hit the headlines in relation to another scandal — 2ch users arranged a cyberbulling campaign against Russian porn actresses.
Over the last couple of years, all kinds of crazy new Internet-connected gadgets have entered the marketplace.
Some are passing fads and quickly fade into obscurity, but some have staying power and have helped create entirely new product categories that never even existed before. It wasn’t really even a thing until suddenly it was a thing, and now it’s a whole separate category of devices with several subcategories (i.e. Security cameras have been Internet-connected for many years, but recently, manufacturers have started to come up with increasingly novel ways to sell what is essentially the same device by re-purposing it to perform a new task.
Readers studied the hacking 101 guide and went online looking for cameras with poor passwords, installed in WCs, flats and back-street brothels. So, massive webcam breaches happened from time to time.
But in the most recent incident the scenario was completely different.While the general public has become aware of this creepy hobby only recently, it has actually been a “hobby” of hackers for years.In 2014 a voyeuristic website popped up in the news.Last year users of the Russian humor site Pikabu started exploring the world through someone else’s webcam.A user posted a manual on hacking surveillance cameras and all hell broke loose.This time the public eye is focused on a thread of an anonymous user, who hacked computers of hundreds users in a variety of countries and streamed live video from them on You Tube.