Russian website posting live video streams from hacked webcams

November 20, 2014

If you have a webcam, baby monitor or home security camera, you should probably change your password now.

 

A Russian website is collecting live footage from homes and businesses across the world and posting it online.

 

 

The site has 500 streams from within the UK alongside listings for 250 other countries, according to the BBC. These include feeds from a gym in Manchester, a bedroom in Birmingham and an office in Leicester. One Scottish student has claimed she saw her webcam switch on while she was in the bath.

 

The BBC reports that the site's database has listings for 4,591 cameras in the U.S., 2,059 in France and 1,576 in the Netherlands. It identified a smaller number of feeds from developing countries including Nicaragua, Pakistan, Kenya, Paraguay and Zimbabwe.

 

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Source: Mashable

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