Cheap webcams were also named as a culprit in the Mirai botnet attack that took down half the internet last October.
Unfortunately, these devices are making all of us less safe.
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Internet of Things devices are notoriously insecure and webcams are among the creepiest targets for hacks. I walked there, the camera turned my way, and I heard, 'bonjour madame.' I moved to the left and right, and the camera came with me." "Full of fear," Hamer unplugged the camera and shoved it in a good old-fashioned, unconnected box. "The question is whether it's in the camera or in the wrong use of passwords and Wi Fi connection," the representative said.