It was not too long ago reported by Korean information outlet, IT Chosun, that South Korean flats’ CCTV intercom techniques have been hacked nationwide. This resulted in a breach of safety the place footage of the odd lives of assorted households and people have been compromised. These movies had been bought on the darkish net at excessive costs.
A hacker had revealed that he was in possession of a number of movies and was promoting the movies in bulk for 0.1 bitcoin per day of footage. 0.1 bitcoin in line with requirements of November 15, 2021, could be value round ₩8.00 million KRW (about $6,780 USD). Korean flats principally have a sensible intercom system which permits them to video by means of CCTV who was at their door. The hacker gained entry to virtually all of the flats with such units in South Korea.
The hacker posted proof of preview photos consisting of dozens of thumbnails from the footage. Unfortunately, not solely had been footages of standard residence life revealed, provocative video content material similar to folks indulging in sexual acts had been additionally obtained by means of the hack. Naturally, the identities of the folks had been revealed as their faces appeared within the movies.
The South Korean condominium CCTV system works such that one such CCTV is linked to the opposite CCTVs in the identical condominium. Just by breaking into one CCTV, the hacker can get entry to the opposite CCTVs within the complicated. According to the investigative journalist that attempted to contact the hacker, the hacker allowed them to decide on the identify of the condominium complicated they wished to buy footage from. This makes it extremely harmful as persons are capable of simply receive footage for blackmail ought to they know somebody’s handle.
Thankfully, the federal government is engaged on the difficulty to revise residence know-how and community safety. Such measures will embrace password authentication and extra. Unfortunately, little may be performed concerning the already leaked footage.