Hacking security cameras at people’s houses; porn sites are buying 3 TB of videos for just $200 USD

Cybersecurity specialists have detected one of the most controversial security incidents ever recorded. According to a report published by local media, security cameras in thousands of Singaporean households have been hacked, resulting in the exposure of an undetermined number of video records.

As if that weren’t the case, threat actors decided to sell some of these videos to pornographic websites, which show the stolen content unscrupulously.

These exposed videos lasting between 60 seconds and 20 minutes show all kinds of people in their most intimate moments, as those affected completely ignore that they are being recorded by a group of hackers. In the material you can see all kinds of domestic locations such as living rooms, bedrooms and even bathrooms, so it is a truly invasive attack.

Experts mention that these videos can come from IP cameras located in the homes of affected people. The use of these cameras has become very common in households around the world, employed for surveillance purposes, remote work, among others. With regard to those responsible for the attack, it is mentioned that a group with more than a thousand members could be behind this incident. These hackers can even be actively found on the Discord social platform.   

This weekend the attackers claimed to have shared more than 3TB with Discord server members willing to pay about $200 for permanent access to these leaks. In addition to Singapore, the videos on display come from countries such as Thailand, South Korea and Canada. 

Hackers mention that they have about 50,000 exposed cameras that their Premium members can access. In addition, they ensure that they will provide their members with a series of tutorials so they can access these compromised streams.

The risk is being taken seriously by security experts. Clement Lee, a Check Point Software specialist, mentions that thousands of IP cameras are fully exposed: “IP camera hacking is possible if a threat actor manages to access these devices from a cloud service,” the expert says.  

Another major cause for hacking Internet-connected cameras is the use of factory passwords, so users also have the opportunity to protect their devices and privacy by simply setting a strong password.

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