Article about camera hijacking

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    Briton who knocked Liberia offline with cyber attack jailed
    https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-46840461


    Clip from the middle of the article:
    "The weapon, known as "Mirai #14" worked by secretly hijacking a vast number of Chinese-made Dahua webcams, which are used for security in homes and businesses around the world.

    He identified that the cheap cameras and other similar equipment had a security flaw - and he exploited that to take over the devices without owners knowing.

    That meant he could turn them into what amounted to a "zombie" cyber army to attack his target."

    Sorry if this is old news. I serves as a good reminder of the issue for me.
     
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