Major Tech Supplier Resumes Selling Verkada Cameras
(Bloomberg) -- CDW Corp., a major supplier of technology products, has resumed selling security cameras from Verkada Inc., which was the victim of a hack that revealed live feeds and archived videos from customers.
CDW had stopped selling the security cameras in the wake of the breach, according to a current and a former Verkada employee. On March 15, Verkada products weren’t listed on CDW’s website.
On Tuesday, however, Verkada products were once again available on CDW’s website. “We are pleased to see that CDW has resumed sale of our products as of Monday night,” according to a Verkada spokesperson. In a statement on its blog on Monday, Verkada said its investigation into the breach is ongoing.
CDW didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment.
Hackers who breached Verkada were able to view the live feeds and archived videos of 150,000 Verkada cameras. They did so through the use of a “Super Admin” tool, and one of the hackers said they found a user name and password for an administrator account publicly exposed on the internet. Bloomberg reported that more than 100 Verkada employees have access to the “Super Admin” tool, which allows employees to look through the cameras of all of its customers.
Once inside, the hackers were able to peer through the cameras of Verkada customers, which included Tesla, hospitals, schools and jails. Following the hack, technology company Cloudflare Inc. said that it “shut down” its Verkada cameras.
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