Manufacturer says its newer webcams are safe
The Chinese electronics company whose devices were linked to a massive cyberattack last week in the US has assured the public that there is a low possibility of similar cases using its upgraded gadgets elsewhere in its market.
Hangzhou Xiongmai Technology Co, a video surveillance manufacturer, is recalling four kinds of webcams sold in the US after a widespread cyberattack blocked access to websites in the US, including Twitter and PayPal, on Oct 21. Unidentified hackers seized control of the gadgets, including Xiongmai’s webcams, and directed them to launch an attack that temporarily brought down the websites.
Around 10,000 of the company’s webcams will be recalled, according to media reports.