A Russian-based website was found to be accessing 100′ of cameras across Britain before uploading the content to the Internet.
An estimated 350,000 web cameras were sold in the country last year, many of which came with a default login code set up by the manufacturer.
The website features over 500 live feeds from homes and businesses across the UK, including a gym in Manchester, a bedroom in Birmingham, and an office in Leicester.
The website is thought to feature live feeds from homes across the country – covering the living rooms, bedrooms and gardens of unsuspecting Britons.
Some of the more personal and shocking images captured on the site show children sleeping in their cots and an elderly woman relaxing in her living room in Wakefield.
Businesses in the UK were also targeted, with other feeds showing oblivious people using treadmills at a gym in Manchester and unaware workers at an office in Leicester.
As well as publishing exactly what happens in people’s homes, the site also shows the exact location of the camera and the postcode of the property where it is placed.
“The footage is being collected from security cameras used by businesses and members of the public, ranging from CCTV networks used to keep large premises secure, down to built-in cameras on baby monitors.
Many people use webcams to monitor their homes remotely while they are away, viewing the footage over the internet…People
The Information Commissioner’s Office has now urged people to upgrade their passwords to protect themselves from being hacked and watched and also the the camera lens…