Global Hacker Crackdown

Harrisonburg -- It is nicknamed "Creepware" and more than half-a-million people around the world are victim to hijackers that steal personal information off your computer and webcam. Now, an international crackdown by the FBI and police in 19 countries has brought more than 90 arrests in what authorities say is a serious strike against a widespread and growing problem.

U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara in New York told reporters the global investigation "exposed and crippled a frightening form of cyber crime that has affected hundreds of thousands of users around the world."

We talked with a Valley computer expert to see what you can do to protect your computer. Ivan Levchuk with Gadget Town in Harrisonburg says don't click on anything you don't know the source of. Levchuk says hackers often send links in email and social media to allow them access to your computer

Levchuk also reminds you to update your antivirus software on a regular basis and be careful when connecting to public WiFi.

Gadget Town is located at 50 S Mason St #110, Harrisonburg, VA, or you can call them at (540) 324-7000.


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