Cameras are fairly easy to breach because many of them use similar firmware, added Eugene Aseev, vice-president of engineering at data protection firm Acronis.
"Once there is a weakness or vulnerability found in this firmware, all these devices [will] start to share this weakness or vulnerability," Aseev told .
Hackers in China have also set up large groups on social networks such as QQ, to offer usernames and passwords to compromised devices.
(Left) A list of users offering a means to hack into webcams; (Middle) A user proffering means to hack into a webcam; (Right) Lewd pictures taken off webcams that are being used to advertise compromised webcams 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.
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