James F. Booth

For more than 25 years, James Booth has provided consulting and legal services to telecommunications carriers and to enterprise companies that manage their own telecommunications networks. Since June of 2009 he has also served as General Counsel of Spread Networks, LLC, which is the industry leader in the construction and operation of low latency high speed networks. Before joining Spread he was General Counsel for OnFiber Communications, a competitive telecommunications provider, and was the sole attorney for Qwest Communications International in support of its construction of an 18,800 mile fiber optic network spanning the United States. Earlier he was lead counsel for U S WEST in its wireless and cable television ventures in the United States, Europe and Hong Kong.

Sunday, May 25, 2014

Inside Blackshades: Hackers are watching you on infected webcams

Imagine this scenario. You're using a personal home computer, then without your knowledge, a cyberspy starts compromising your machine. The attacker infects the entire computer—including your webcam—and starts spying on you remotely.

It sounds creepy and straight out of science fiction. But prosecutors and digital security experts say it's a real, present threat.