School cam­eras hi­jacked

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HAL­I­FAX — In­ad­e­quate pass­words and in­suf­fi­cient tech­ni­cal con­trols led to video sur­veil­lance im­ages of Cape Bre­ton schoolchil­dren be­ing live streamed on the In­ter­net, Nova Sco­tia’s in­for­ma­tion and pri­vacy com­mis­sioner says.

Cather­ine Tully’s re­port says the video sys­tem at the Rankin School of the Nar­rows in Iona was breached when a link to the live feed from one school cam­era was picked up and dis­trib­uted by a Rus­sian web­site spe­cial­iz­ing in link­ing non-se­cured video sur­veil­lance cam­eras.

The re­port says the Cape Bre­ton-Vic­to­ria Re­gional School Board changed the pass­words on its cam­eras once it learned of the breach, but Tully found the board still hasn’t im­ple­mented ad­e­quate tech­ni­cal or ad­min­is­tra­tive con­trols.

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