This monumental breach is both startling and newsworthy enough that we enlisted tech and cyber security analyst Raj Goel to help drive home the point that this isn’t just a voyeur’s paradise.
Laptop and USB-connected webcams are not included, Mashable reports.
In the United States alone there are over 11,000 feeds on the site.
PIX11 found over 100 cameras around Manhattan with a Google Maps zoom-in of the location.
NEW YORK (PIX11) -- A Russian hacking group is suspected of breaking into thousands of surveillance cameras around the world and posting live feeds online.
The cameras range from those in private homes to businesses, all tapped without the owners' approval.
A side panel on the Insecam homepage gives a breakdown of where each camera is by country.Insecam is able to access the cameras that are hooked up to public servers.Users can also see the manufacturer of the camera, the default login and password.Insecam was designed to show the importance of security settings, according to the creators.Several media outlets reported the breach when the site posted the feeds online.The site addresses the allegations that they're hacking into cameras in the frequently asked question portion.