Cop a load of this: 1TB of police body camera videos found lounging around public database

www.theregister.co.uk | 7/1/2019 | Staff
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In yet another example of absent security controls, an infosec biz claims it found a trove of sensitive law enforcement data open to public view – specifically, archives of cop body cam footage.

Jasun Tate, CEO of Black Alchemy Solutions Group, told The Register on Monday he and his team had identified about a terabyte of officer body cam videos, stored in unprotected internet-facing databases, belonging to the Miami Police Department and cops in other US cities and places elsewhere. The operators of these databases – Tate suggests there are five service providers involved – work with various police departments, and the footage apparently dates from 2018 to present.

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"Vendors that provide services to police departments are insecure," said Tate, adding that he could not at present identify the specific vendors responsible for leaving the archive freely accessible to the public. Below is an example body-cam video from the internet-facing data silo Tate shared on Twitter.

Tate said he came across the files while doing...
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