Camera tricks: Privacy concerns raised after massive surveillance cam breach

Pictured: a Dome Series security camera from Verkada. (Verkada).

A hacking collective compromised roughly 150,000 internet-connected surveillance cameras from Verkada, Inc., granting them access to live and archived video feeds across multiple organizations, including manufacturing facilities, hospitals, schools, police departments and prisons.

Hacktivist Tillie Kottmann is reportedly among those asserting responsibility for the incident, telling Bloomberg that their act helped expose the security holes of modern-day surveillance platforms. This claim is hard to dispute – and now experts are weighing in on the potential ramifications that can befall an organization if security footage is leaked or falls into the wrong hands.

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