At least 150,000 Hikvision DVRs vulnerable to remote wipe of surveillance footage

It would truly be a bummer to invest in a security system that can be remotely neutralized.  Ugh.


"Rapid7 Labs discovered three vulnerabilities in Hikvision DVRs that an attacker could remotely exploit to take complete control of the device. After Hikvision failed for months to respond to the disclosure, Rapid7 

published a Metasploit exploit module. "No authentication is required to exploit this vulnerability and the Metasploit module successfully demonstrates gaining full control of the remote device."