Russia uses CCTVs for snooping

AFP
Published Nov 21, 2014, 8:09 am IST
Updated Mar 30, 2019, 12:51 pm IST
Britain to take regulatory action against Russia for showing hacked live feeds
London: Britain’s privacy watchdog on Thursday called on Russia to take down a site showing hacked live feeds from thousands of homes and businesses around the world and warned it was planning “regulatory action”.The Information Commissioner’s Office  said that hackers were taking advantage of devices like CCTV cameras and remote-access baby monitors without security protection and with weak passwords.
 
“I want the Russians to take this down straight away,” Christopher Graham, the information commissioner, told BBC Radio 4’s Today programme. “We’ve known about this for about 24 hours but we've been working out how best to deal with it because we want to take regulatory action,” he said. 
 
Graham said that the first reports about the website, which is registered in “an offshore territory administered by Australia”, came from Macao and Hong Kong, then Australia and Canada. Britain is planning “very prompt action” with the Federal Trade Commission “to get this thing closed down”, he said. In Britain, around 500 feeds had been targeted, including a gym in Manchester, and an office in Leicester.
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