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Among the dozens of countries listed on the site, the website features 4,591 feeds from the U. K., as well as 563 from Hong Kong and 182 from China.
Webcam hijackers profited from their trade via adverts on videos and by selling access to some streams.“To remove your public camera from this site and make it private the only thing you need to do is change your password,” the anonymous site’s administrator writes.Of course, the site is hardly benevolent – it violates its victims’ privacy by releasing incredibly sensitive footage to complete strangers. K.-based Daily Mail have observed babies in cots, young children playing and even changing rooms streaming on the site.While You Tube’s own algorithm has taken down many of these videos, the DCA has called on Google to police their service better, asking them to consider their own company ethos ‘don’t be evil’ when judging whether hackers making tutorial videos should be allowed to profit through ad-revenue.“Ratters don’t need any help getting victims, but they stand to make money from the RAT tutorials posted on You Tube,” argues the DCA’s Deputy Executive Director Adam Benson.“We found hundreds of tutorials with ads from well-known, respected companies.Victims of the criminal site come from around the world, and there are over 11,000 stolen feeds from homes in the U. All those on the site have one unfortunate thing in common: None of them changed the default password on their Internet-connected camera.
The privacy-obliterating site operates under the guise of bringing attention to how easy it is to obtain such feeds using just the manufacturer’s default password.
Google asked to police stolen webcam videos on You Tube By Mark Ward Technology correspondent, Las Vegas You Tube should do more to police and remove video clips made using hijacked webcams, say digital campaigners.
In a report released at the Black Hat conference, the Digital Citizens Alliance said it had found thousands of videos on You Tube that featured stolen footage.
"We have got to grow up about this sort of thing," said British Information Commissioner Christopher Graham.
"These devices are very handy if you want to have remote access to make sure your child is OK, or the shop is all right, but everyone else can access that too unless you set a strong password." The website has been operating for about a month, beginning in Hong Kong, then Australia and Canada.
Unfortunately, many people do not change the default factory passwords on their cameras after installing them.