It turns out that naked women and sex of residents were peeped by surveillance cameras for home security
In April 2020, it was discovered that an engineer of 'ADT ', which provides a home security system for home use, repeatedly illegally accessed the camera installed in the customer's house and peeked at acts such as sex. did. The technician has been dismissed from ADT after the problem was discovered and has pleaded guilty to the trial.
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ADT is a major provider of security systems for homes and small businesses, including surveillance cameras that allow you to check your home while you're on the go. If you install a dedicated camera and acquire an account for a service called 'ADT Pulse ', you can remotely access the camera image using a smartphone or PC.
In a statement on April 23, 2020, ADT said, 'We received a call from you informing us that you had an email address that you did not remember registering for your ADT account. Your security and privacy are our top priorities. , We immediately started an internal investigation, 'he said, announcing who broke into the customer's account. The investigation revealed that Telesforo Aviles, an ADT technician in Dallas , Texas, added his email address to the customer's account and had unauthorized access to his ADT account.
Aviles added his email address to the customer's ADT account if there was an attractive woman in the customer's home that he visited as an ADT technician and snooped on the camera footage for sexual satisfaction. It was said that. Aviles said he had breached 220 accounts in the five years leading up to the incident and saw naked women and couples having sex with a total of more than 9,600 unauthorized accesses.
ADT reportedly dismissed Aviles shortly after the discovery of a fraudulent account on the customer's account and contacted law enforcement agencies and the victimized customer. As a result, ADT has at least two class proceedings, and one of the victims peeped by Aviles is said to have been a teenager at the time of the damage, according to the complaint.
Then, on October 23, 2020, the US Attorney General indicted Aviles. In a trial in the District Court of the Northern Texas on January 22, 2021, Aviles was found guilty of computer fraud and infringement of visual records, and could be sentenced to up to five years in prison. There seems to be sex.
News site Ars Technica points out that this case is reminiscent of the risks that arise when installing a camera connected to a network at home. If you choose the risk of 'installing a surveillance camera', you need to take the time to learn how to use, configure, and maintain the device, and check the users who have access to the system and the login history. Said.