Hackers amassed security footage of 150,000 surveillance cameras collected by Verkada Inc., according to Bloomberg.
- Companies with exposed footage include carmaker Tesla Inc. and software provider Cloudflare Inc. Hackers also gained access into women’s health clinics, psychiatric hospitals, and Verkada offices.
- Also made available to hackers were 330 security cameras inside the Madison County Jail in Huntsville, Alabama.
- Hackers claim to have access to the full video archive of all Verkada customers. This includes data that used facial-recognition technology to identify and categorize people.
- Investigations are ongoing. Verkada is reaching out to customers with a support line to address questions.
- One of the hackers was identified as a certain Tilli Kottmann who said the breach was carried out by an international group. It intends to show the pervasiveness of video surveillance and its susceptibility to leaks.
- Kottmann earlier claimed credit for hacking Intel Corp. and Nissan Motor Co. for reasons such as curiosity, freedom of information, anti-capitalism, a “hint” of anarchism, and fun.