For as little as 50 yuan (US$7.20), people can buy an online account for a home security camera that belongs to a stranger, according to Zhejiang police. State broadcaster CCTV reported
that tens of thousand of home camera accounts were found being sold on various online platforms, including Tencent’s QQ chat app.
Video recordings that contain nudity or sex are sold for 10 to 20 yuan (US$1.44 to US$2.88), and some login details sell for up to 100 yuan (US$14.39), the report says. Zhejiang police said they arrested 32 people
involved in home camera hacks across more than 20 provinces.
A police officer cited in the report said that most of the cameras hacked were using default passwords. But it’s not clear which brands were affected.