Researchers have found out that hackers took over around 900 CCTV cameras with weak login credentials and used them as a DDosS botnet that runs all around the world. According to the researchers from Incapsula, it was really easy for hackers to hack into these CCTV cameras by conducting a simple brute force attack. Researchers further believed the team responsible for configuring the devices was one to blame because either they didn’t change the default password or left it opened for outside connections. While researching on the compromised devices, they found the hacked CCTV cams were running BusyBox (a stripped-down version of the Linux operating system) which is built for loT devices having limited resources and memory.
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ORIGINAL SOURCE: Ryan De Souza, Hack Read