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Malware turns hundreds of security cameras into a botnet

Discussion created by kingfish on Oct 25, 2015

Imagine places such as the UK who have a security camera for every 11 people.

 

""Closed-circuit security cameras are supposed to make you safer, but some malware is turning them into weapons. Researchers at Incapsula have discovered code that turned about 900 Linux-based CCTV cameras into a botnet, which promptly bombarded an unnamed "large cloud service" that serves millions of people. The intruders compromised cameras from multiple brands, all of which had lax out-of-the-box security -- in some cases, they'd been hacked by more than one person.""

 

Malware turns hundreds of security cameras into a botnet

 

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