A small group of hackers has managed to cause a security breach, which has affected hundreds of businesses. This includes the popular electric vehicle maker Tesla after hackers gained access to surveillance cameras from Verkada.
According to a Reuters report, the hacker group gained access to the live feed of the security cameras and even archived surveillance footage from hundreds of businesses. The group even managed to breach Tesla by gaining administrative access to the camera maker Verkada over the past two days, as per sources involved in the security breach incident. Tillie Kottmann, a Swedish software developer, shared screenshots on Twitter from inside a Tesla warehouse in California and an Alabama jail.
Kottman gained attention for finding security flaws in mobile applications and other systems. As per the software developer, the breach was to draw attention to the pervasive monitoring of people after having found login information for Verkada’s administrative tools publicly online earlier this week. Verkada has since acknowledged an intrusion and said that it has disabled all internal administrator accounts to prevent any unauthorized access.
As per an official statement “Our internal security team and external security firm are investigating the scale and scope of this issue, and we have notified law enforcement.” Notably, the hacker group could have used its access to control the camera gear to access other parts of the company’s networks with Tesla and even software makers Cloudflare and Okta, as per Kottman.
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