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Verkada is victim of security camera hack

Verkada is victim of security camera hack

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Security company Verkada is reported to have been the victim of a hack of up to 150,000 security cameras.

The attack targeted a Jenkins server used by its support team to perform bulk maintenance operations on customer cameras, such as adjusting camera image settings upon customer request. The attackers gained access to this server on March 7, 2021 and maintained access until March 9, 2021.

In gaining access to the server, the attackers obtained credentials that allowed them to bypass the authorization system, including two-factor authentication.

A statement from Verkada confirmed that attackers had obtained the following:

  • Video and image data from a limited number of cameras
  • A list of client account administrators, including names and email addresses
  • A list of Verkada sales orders

Max Heinemeyer, Director of Threat Hunting at Darktrace, said: “This attack serves as yet another reminder that complex digital supply chains are a hacker’s paradise.“

Candid Wüest, VP Cyber Security Research at Acronis said: “(Verada) must secure the configuration, restrict access where it must be restricted, remove default accounts and use strong passwords. They also have to update systems frequently, monitor access logs and separate devices from the rest of the network whenever possible.”

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