5 million cyber attacks on IP cameras blocked, research reveals


In a partnership with VIVOTEK, Trend Micro had announced its findings after analysing data from 7,000 anonymously aggregated IP cameras.

The security vendor announced that it had blocked 5 million attempted cyber attacks against IP cameras in just five months, indicating the huge risk in security the IP-based surveillance industry are facing. 

In its analysis, it was identified that 75% of the blocked cyber attacks were brute force login attempts thus illustrating a clear pattern that malicious attackers are targeting IP surveillance devices with common malware and via system vulnerabilities. 

Oscar Chang, executive vice president and chief development officer for Trend Micro said:

“More verticals are seeking connected, AI-powered video surveillance applications causing a clear paradigm shift from a relatively closed-off network to a more interconnected network operated heavily by cloud-based technologies.

“Due to this shift in the landscape, manufacturers and users must pay attention to the security of these IoT devices, and Trend Micro is committed to securing today’s increasingly connected environment.”

Dr Steve Ma, Vice President of Engineering, Brand Business Group for VIVOTEK commented:

“While the industry has known about cyber risks, manufacturers have been unable to properly address the risk without knowing the root cause and attack methods.

“VIVOTEK has invested extensive resources into developing a holistic solution for cybersecurity management, allowing users to quickly respond to threats when encountered and minimize the related cyber risks.”

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