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Trend Micro blocked five million IoT camera hack attempts

July 01, 2019 / Ryan Daws

Cybersecurity experts from Trend Micro blocked five million attempted hacks of IoT cameras.IP cameras have become a prime target for hackers. Viewing inside someone’s home or business has clear advantages for someone with malicious intent. This could involve blackmail, or even seeing what items a property holds and whether anyone is around. Other key reasons provided by Trend Micro for hackers targeting IP cameras include:Constant connectivity. Like many other devices, IP cameras need to be internet-connected to function properly. However, exposure to the internet also makes it easy for hackers to find the cameras and potentially exploit the devices. Once hacked, the devices will be able to serve the hackers’ needs.