Once there is a weakness or vulnerability found in this firmware, all these devices [will] start to share this weakness or vulnerability.
Here’s what one report said: Lists of up to 200 to 400 compromised cameras and their login credentials are given away each day for free and downloaded by hundreds of people, CCTV reported.
The lists are given away for free, so as to market the software.
It’s basically a catalogue of “hackable” webcams that have bad passwords or unchanged default passwords.
And what’s even more shocking is that 200-400 new cams are being added every day.
They apparently then took control of the cameras through the family’s modem and DVR system.