Gone are the days when stalking only happened in real life. Today, the majority of stalking cases reported are instances of cyber stalking. However, do not let the digital nature of these cases fool you. They can be very serious and just as intrusive – if not more so. One tool that online stalkers may use to spy on their victims is almost undetectable. Remote Access Tools or RATS can be downloaded on to your device, giving the stalker access to your microphone, web cam and even keystrokes. Bug sweeping can be very effective against warding off these intrusive attacks, helping you to gain back control of your device. If you suspect you device is infected, disconnect it from the internet, cover your web cam with a piece of electrical tape and seek the help of law enforcement. Change passwords from a secure location. Changing them from your device may be pointless if the bug remains and the criminal still has the means of monitoring your internet activity.