She told ABC News that she discovered the chilling live feed when another concerned mother posted a screenshot in a Facebook group for Houston mothers. People are watching my kids in their home, dressing, sleeping, playing.” The Oregon woman who posted the image said she was looking for satellite images of Earth with her son when she decided to download the free app Live Camera Viewer.“We have security cameras to protect them,” Jennifer told ABC. The app taps into surveillance feeds from around the world, from a tiger enclosure in a Japanese zoo to an intersection in Guadalajara, Mexico.
And what’s even more shocking is that 200-400 new cams are being added every day.
Here’s what one report said: Lists of up to 200 to 400 compromised cameras and their login credentials are given away each day for free and downloaded by hundreds of people, CCTV reported.
The lists are given away for free, so as to market the software.
A strange looking website is letting anyone in the world stream from more than 73,000 IP cameras whose respective owners have not yet changed their default passwords.
Whether or not this website is highlighting an important security problem as they are claiming to do, this appears to be a serious breach of privacy.