Surveillance cameras deployed at industrial plants, prisons, banks and the military can be hacked and could be used to spy on facilities or gather sensitive computer networks, according to a US security expert.
Reuters reported citing National Security Administration’s former software developer, Craig Heffner, that there were unreported bugs in digital video surveillance equipment from firms, including Cisco Systems, D-Link and TRENDnet.
"It’s a significant threat," Heffner said.
"Somebody could potentially access a camera and view it. Or they could also use it as a pivot point, an initial foothold, to get into the network and start attacking internal systems."