Privacy is invaded as a Russian website streams private webcams from around the world.
The privacy of several people from around the world is being violated as a Russian website streams private webcams from around the world. These include cameras that are installed at offices, baby monitors or just regular home webcams. The worst part is that anyone with an internet connection can access these images by logging onto the website.
The domain has been up for almost a month now and has live feed coming in from several places across the globe. The website gains access to those cameras that do not use a distinctive password and instead sticks with the default password. These security keys are readily available on the internet, which is how the site got access to them.
When Sky News contacted the website to take down the content, they said it would not happen since this was a wake up call for everyone who does not set a secure password. The site administrator also added that the content would be taken down once all the cameras were password protected.
United Kingdom has the most number of webcams – 4591, followed by France which has 2059. The news was first broken in October, at the time the number of UK cameras was 1764. Since then, there has been a drastic decrease in the number of cameras that are running, which is currently at 584.