Thousands of Personal Webcams Hacked, Images Published Online

The Russian website "Insecam" offers portals to 5,000 private surveillance cameras.
1:53 | 11/21/14

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And a new warning about the home surveillance cameras and how they may be used to spy on you. A website is broadcasting videos to the entire world. And Matt Gutman has that story for us. These men at a bar. This woman at her desk, these folks at a grocery star. Unwitting stars of a Russian website. Turning your private surveillance cameras into virtual windows for perfect strangers to become peeping Toms. But what's more shocking, the images we won't show you. The inside of homes, people watching TV, even a child sleeping in a crib. The site gained access to 5,000 surveillance cameras and baby monitors in the U.S. By using the default password it comes with it. Betting you didn't change it. They know the default password and logging in like they were you. Reporter: We found one capturing this barista right here in California. We're about to tell this young lady that they are being spied on. Is this you? I think that's you, right? Yeah. Reporter: And in the back, we found her. Cat lee. You're standing in the same place as you were when this picture was taken. The Russian claims the database is for the consumer's own good. To show the importance of the security settings. What should we be doing about that? Change the default password. Make it something that's kwlu neek to you. And then the bad guys can't get in. Reporter: A simple way to keep prying eyes shuttered. For "Good morning America," Matt Gutman, ABC news. It goes back to changing your password and on a regular basis. Another check of the weather

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