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Hacktivists breach Verkada and view 150,000 CCTV cams in hospitals, prisons, a Tesla factory, even Cloudflare HQ
2021-03-10 19:01

A CCTV camera biz which left an admin account username and password exposed on the World Wide Web has, you guessed it, been targeted by hacktivists. Those cameras belonged to a whole host of organisations, according to the Bloomberg financial newswire, including: Tesla; Cloudflare; hospitals; police stations; prisons and, allegedly, more.

Snap-crappy: 183 Brit local authorities operate 80,000 CCTV cams between them, says surveillance watchdog
2020-11-06 11:01

"There are over 6,000 systems and 80,000 cameras in operation across 183 LAs!" So exclaimed the UK's outgoing Surveillance Camera Commissioner as he detailed just how many council CCTV cameras there are across the nation. In a public plea asking councils to take compliance with surveillance laws seriously, Tony Porter lifted the lid on the scale and depth of CCTV camera deployment across Great Britain.

Brit accused of spying on 772 people via webcam CCTV software tells court he'd end his life if extradited to US
2020-10-27 15:41

Christopher Taylor, a 57-year-old labourer, appeared by video link at Westminster Magistrates' Court to contest an extradition attempt by the US government, according to the Court News UK newswire. "I'm having bad thoughts about ending my life. I'm so sorry for what I've done. I would never come back or I would come back in a coffin, I know I would and I know my wife wouldn't be here to stand it, I know she would end her life too, I know she would. I'm so sorry."

Rogue ADT tech spied on hundreds of customers in their homes via CCTV – including me, says teen girl
2020-05-19 20:36

A technician at ADT remotely accessed hundreds of customers' CCTV cameras to spy on people in their own homes, the burglar-alarm biz has admitted. When ADT dug into the logs, it became clear their rogue insider had been regularly spying on customers, including, it is claimed, accessing the video feed from the bedroom of one teenage girl dozens of times.

Rogue ADT tech spied on hundreds of customers in their homes via CCTV – including me, says teen girl
2020-05-19 20:36

A technician at ADT remotely accessed hundreds of customers' CCTV cameras to spy on people in their own homes, the burglar-alarm biz has admitted. When ADT dug into the logs, it became clear their rogue insider had been regularly spying on customers, including, it is claimed, accessing the video feed from the bedroom of one teenage girl dozens of times.

Hackers Actively Exploit 0-Day in CCTV Camera Hardware
2020-03-23 20:35

Multiple zero-day vulnerabilities were actively being exploited in CCTV security cameras manufactured by Taiwan-based LILIN, researchers found. The company, an IP video solution provider, was being targeted by hackers hijacking the company's DVR hardware.

Hackers Actively Exploit 0-Day in CCTV Camera Hardware
2020-03-23 20:35

Multiple zero-day vulnerabilities were actively being exploited in CCTV security cameras manufactured by Taiwan-based LILIN, researchers found. The company, an IP video solution provider, was being targeted by hackers hijacking the company's DVR hardware.

World's largest CCTV maker leaves at least 9 million cameras open to public viewing
2018-10-09 23:51

Xiongmai's cloud portal opens sneaky backdoor into servers Yet another IoT device vendor has been found to be exposing their products to attackers with basic security lapses.…

Woman hijacked CCTV cameras days before Trump inauguration
2018-09-25 10:13

The ransomware attack on DC's outdoor surveillance cameras came just a few days before the 2017 inauguration of President Trump.

Guilty: The Romanian ransomware mastermind who infected Trump inauguration CCTV cams
2018-09-21 02:01

Mediocre malware operator 'fesses up to DC infection A Romanian woman has admitted running a ransomware operation from infected Washington DC's CCTV systems just days before President Trump was...