Security camera users feel more protected when they have these devices installed at home. This was not the case with TRENDnet. The company, known for providing security cameras, got hacked in January 2012.
The SecurView camera software used by the company became compromised when hackers found a way to get into the system. This led to the exposure of live feeds coming from about 700 cameras. From babies sleeping, children playing, to adults engaged in daily work, these were revealed through the hackings.
The U.S. Federal Trade Commission revealed that even though the devices were advertised as secure, TRENDnet was unable to provide security to the users due to faulty software. This led to the company being barred and required to fix their software. For the next 20 years, TRENDnet will undergo annual and independent security programs assessment.