mashable.com - 6 days ago
For $28, you can hack into a stranger's internet-enabled webcam
If you have an web-connected camera, you should change your password ASAP.
For just 188 yuan ($28), you can buy software that would allow you to hack into connected cameras, Chinese state broadcaster CCTV warns. Such software can easily scan for and access vulnerable devices, which are commonly used as baby monitors and surveillance cameras in the home. Hackers in China have also set up large groups on social networks such as QQ, to offer usernames and passwords to compromised devices. (Left) A list of users offering a means to hack into webcams; (Middle) A user proffering means to hack into a webcam; (Right) Lewd pictures taken off webcams that are being used to advertise compromised webcams Image: Ng Yi Shu/Mashable (Left) A list of groups where hackers list compromised webcams and software for sale; (Right) A detailed look at one of the top groups. Image: Ng Yi Shu/MashablE A list of compromised cameras and login credentials. The filename reads: "If you share, your whole family will die." Image: Weibo Download statistics for the various lists.
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