Technology Backfires as Group of Hackers Intercept Over 50,000 Household CCTV Cameras
In a world where technology is convenient and serves the purpose to make people’s life easier, there are definitely loopholes that one has to be careful of.
There has been a rise in homeowners who installed security cameras in their houses for safety purposes. However, there is a compromise in security when hackers manage to access these footage and use them to their advantage.
It has recently been reported that there are about 1,000 members who are hacking CCTV footage and distributing them on Discord. They have admitted to having access to more than 50,000 cameras from Singapore, Thailand, South Korea and Canada.
The selling of this platform allows members to explore, watch live and record the footage from these hacked cameras.
On 10 October, the group have successfully shared more than 3TB of footage. Some of which are pornographic content, or even feature women changing in their home setting.
To counter this issue, the Singapore police has advised the public to make a report for any suspicious behaviour, and to use a strong password that is changed regularly. The public should use a camera from a trusted brand with highly reliable security features as well.
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