New reports are suggesting intelligent cameras sold in China are becoming a hacking concern, reports China Central Television.
Reports are suggesting police around the country have cracked a number of cases of intelligent cameras being hacked, with the images being sold as private video clips online.
Police in Jingning County, Zhejiang Province, arrested a suspect for selling private video clips and camera cracking software a few weeks ago.
Authorities say the suspect has been selling the camera IP cracking software, as well as sexual video clips he recorded through family cameras he hacked in five QQ chatting groups.
Police say they have evidence the suspect may have hacked around 10,000 cameras in Yunnan, Jiangxi and Zhejiang.
The report on China Central Television says of the 40 different intelligent cameras tested, 32 of them were found to be at-risk of information hacks, according to the security test published by the national quality watchdog in June.
Since intelligent cameras operate through Internet, once the ID name and password are leaked, hackers have easy access to the cameras.
Police are reminding intelligent camera users to set a complex password and do not turn on the camera in private areas, such as your bedroom or bathroom.