Verkada – a Silicon Valley-based startup providing cloud-based security camera services are under a great trouble after 150,000 of the company’s cameras have been trapped in a security breach, as reported by Bloomberg. The cameras are installed in various confidential places like Tesla factories, Cloudfare facilities, police stations, schools, and its own offices.
In a statement to Bloomberg, a Verkada representative stated, “We have disabled all internal administrator accounts to prevent any unauthorized access. Our internal security team and external security firm are investigating the scale and scope of this potential issue.”
Hacker’s attack was straight forward, it has been reported that hackers got access to “Super Admin”-level Verkada’s system due to which they were able to access all company’s network and root access to the cameras.
As mentioned in the article by Techjuice, Verkada specializes in internet-connected security cameras with claims to create security systems that are “as seamless and modern as the organizations we protect.”
A web-based interface is provided by Verkada, which makes it easier for other companies to monitor their fields while also providing them the ease of facial recognition.
Mentioned in the article by Bloomberg, hackers claim to have access to customer’s list along with their confidential financial information.
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