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. It identified a smaller number of feeds from developing countries including Nicaragua, Pakistan, Kenya, Paraguay and Zimbabwe.
They're "working with other global data protection and privacy authorities on collaborative action connected to the website showing unsecure webcam images," it says in a blog on the ICO website. "I want the Russians to take this down straight away …
Britain's Information Commissioner's Office has warned of the breach and posted guidelines on its site.
It recommends changing the default password for any new device - which is the login the Russian hackers have exploited - and checking available security settings.
.” The ICO's Simon Rice outlines the potential problems with accessing webcams in the home remotely.
"The ability to access footage remotely is both an Internet camera's biggest selling point and, if not set up correctly, potentially its biggest security weakness," he says.
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