Thousands of security cameras are hacked and transformed into ghost machines

Thousands of security cameras are hacked and transformed into ghost machines

Thousands of security cameras are hacked and transformed into ghost machines

Thousands of security cameras are hacked and transformed into ghost machines

Thousands of security cameras are hacked and transformed into ghost machines
Thousands of security cameras are hacked and transformed into ghost machines

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Thousands of security cameras are hacked and transformed into ghost machines

12-04-2016 01:54:34 PM
The notorious Lizard Squad hackers have hacked thousands of security cameras to attack websites across banks and governments around the globe.
Thousands of Web-connected CCTV cameras have been used by hackers to carry out cyberattacks targeting government-owned and online banking sites in many countries, according to Arbor Networks. The organization does not accurately state affected banks, but says the range of attacks is global, with a focus on the United States and Western countries.

Hàng ngàn camera an ninh có kết nối mạng bị hacker chiếm quyền và biến thành botnet. Ảnh: Getty.

 

When the cameras are hijacked, they are assembled into a botnet. Later, the botnet was used for denial of service (DDOS) attacks on banks, gaming sites, government and Internet providers.

Each camera board may not be as powerful as a computer, but in enormous numbers, these boards can flood sites with up to 400 Gbps data, or 429,000 MB / s. .

Security camera systems are easy targets for hackers to penetrate due to poor security and often run on older operating systems. Buyers rarely install patches.

This is not the first time the Lizard Squad is named. This group of hackers is known for Sony's Xbox Live and Playstation crashes, as well as for destroying North Korea's Internet transmission by 2014.

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