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The public is being warned about a Russian-based website which has been found to be broadcasting thousands of feeds of live video footage from inside homes and businesses around the world, including over 4,000 in the U. The footage has been accessed by hacking into personal webcams, CCTV cameras and even baby monitors using weak or default passwords.
The site includes footage of a child's bedroom in Birmingham in the UK obtained from a baby monitor, as well as footage from inside a UK office, a gym and a shop interior, obtained from CCTV networks supposedly used to keep the companies and businesses secure.
We will continue to educate consumers that changing default passwords is extremely important to protect themselves from unwanted intruders." Over 500 cameras in the UK accessible this way have been listed on the website, as well as 4,591 cameras in the U. UK information commissioner Christopher Graham said he wanted to "sound a general alert", warning "there are people out there who are snooping".
They wrote that broadcasting the footage was the only way to "contact a million" users.The most commonly listed camera brand on the website was Chinese-made Foscam, followed by Linksys and then Panasonic.A Linksys spokesperson told the BBC: "We are still trying to determine which Linksys IP cameras are referenced on the site."But this is not just a problem that involves webcams, it involves everything on the internet," Baylon says.
The alleged administrator of the website told Sky News that the site would be taken down "only when all cameras will be password protected".According to cyber security expert Caroline Baylon at the thinktank Chatham House, it's incredibly easy for hackers to access webcams as many people never bother to change their passwords.