The creepy site we reported on that streamed thousands of private IP cameras has been shut down, with its owner after a new job.
Visiting the site in question now only displays a message saying “programmer looking for a good remote job”. The site caused a storm in the media, with the authorities deeply concerned about the type of content being streamed to the site without the consent of the camera owners.
Visitors to the site were able to see people’s bedrooms and CCTV feeds from bars and shops among many others. The fact that the site has now been closed suggests the owner may have been pressured to shut it down.
Security experts have suggested that all of the feeds on the site were and probably still are publicly accessible, due to the fact that owners of the cameras were unaware that they left remote access open, without password protection.
If you are interested in giving a programmer “a good remote job”, you now have one new candidate to consider.
Source: BBC News