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A screenshot of live streams of CCTV footage being recorded in Vietnam is being broadcast by insecam.com
A top security expert said a website hacked into thousands of private security camera feeds lớn warn people khổng lồ remain vigilant in their use of the devices.

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Ngo Tuan Anh, deputy chair in charge of mạng internet security at the BKAV IT company, made the announcement after website insecam.com began streaming live footage being recorded by 935 CCTV camera at homes and businesses across Vietnam.
The website said it sought "to demonstrate the importance of paying attention to lớn one"s security settings" và has also broadcast live feeds from hundreds of foreign CCTV camera owners who neglected khổng lồ reset the mặc định passwords on their cameras.
Anh said BKAV is attempting to lớn warn the owners of the hacked CCTV cameras by reaching out lớn them through their IP address.
Anh said footage pirated from hacked CCTV cameras could pose a serious threat lớn personal và business information.
“The system can be hacked in such a way that security forces will over up watching kém chất lượng feeds during break-ins,” he said.
Nguyen Hong Phuc, an independent security expert, said the attack was mounted by targeting IP address linked to cameras with default settings.

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“People only have khổng lồ change their username và password. For better safety, they should switch off the function that allows them to nói qua their footage on a surveillance network,” he said.
Nguyen Duy Ngoc, chairman of Vietnam Information Security Association, said the fact that nearly 1,000 security cameras have been hacked offers another warning about internet security for local companies và organizations.
“Vietnam has become a hot spot in the field of information security in Southeast Asia & the Asia-Pacific region,” he said.
The incident occurred just a few days after police identified the professional hackers behind the biggest-ever cyber attack in Vietnam, last month.
On October 13, a number of websites run by VCCorp -- a Hanoi tech firm that owns và hosts online games, e-commerce services & news websites in Vietnam -- were shut down.
Nguyen The Tan, VCCorp’s deputy general-director, said the group of hackers may have spent around US$500,000 on the attack.
The firm estimated that damages khổng lồ the company totaled between VND20 billion & VND30 billion (roughly US$94,000-$140,000).
Tan said that the hackers may have surveyed the company for around six months before launching the professional malware attack on its data center.
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