Malware turns hundreds of security cameras into a botnet

Increase Use Of CCTV For Traffic Fines Raises £300 Million

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.

Via: Slashdot, Boing Boing

Source: Incapsula

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