More than 50,000 internet-connected cameras being sold at Amazon and other retailers could have critical security flaws putting consumers’ privacy at risk
Wireless security cameras being promoted on Amazon as bestsellers and Amazon’s Choice products are putting consumer privacy at risk, a Which? investigation has found. Also marketed as baby and pet monitors, many of these cameras are mass-produced in Shenzhen, China, and appear to undergo little or no quality control before being sold in the UK.
These cameras are appealing targets for hackers and snoopers on a potentially huge scale. One analyst we worked with suggested that around 50,000 security cameras in the UK, or 2m worldwide, contain critical flaws that make it easy for anyone to gain access.