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Russian-based website showing webcam footage
20-Nov-2014, 02:31 PM
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Russian-based website showing webcam footage
The public is being warned about a website containing thousands of live feeds to baby monitors, stand-alone webcams and CCTV systems.

Data watchdogs across the world have drawn attention to the Russian-based site, which broadcasts footage from systems using either default passwords or no log-in codes at all.

The site lists streams from more than 250 countries and other territories.

It currently provides 500 feeds from the UK alone.

They include what appear to be images from:
  • an office in Warwickshire
  • a child's bedroom in Birmingham
  • a home's driveway in Nottinghamshire
  • a gym in Manchester, a pub in Salford
  • a shop interior in London


www.bbc.co.uk

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21-Nov-2014, 06:19 PM
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THE UK NATIONAL CRIME AGENCY (NCA) has arrested five people as part of a crackdown on hackers who hijack computers using Remote Access Trojans (RATs).

The NCA said on Friday that it has arrested two 33-year-old men and a 30-year-old woman from Leeds, along with a 20 year-old man from Chatham in Kent and a 40-year-old from Darlington in Yorkshire.

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21-Nov-2014, 11:46 PM
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We're long beyond video baby monitors and don't have any CCTV systems. I wasn't aware, from systems our kids had a few years back, that these systems even had passwords. I'm pretty sure those were hard-wired, camera to monitor. The audio monitors most folks had were wireless, but they weren't digital.

What did the folks arrested in the UK have to do with that Russian web-site?


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