Hackers Attack Public Spy Cams

Wired News is reporting on some clever hackers who have taken it upon themselves to protect the public from prying government eyes. According to the article, Austrian hackers have been foiling spy cams that monitor people in public places.

The hackers have used everything from simple ballons, to block the lenses on the public spy cams, to using techy infrared lights and lasers aimed at the cameras to disrupt image reception. They have even used an inexpensive 1-GHz satellite receiver to intercept the spy cam images.

Are these hackers troublemakers or modern day Robin Hoods, on a mission to protect the public’s privacy?

You can read the entire article by Ann Harrison @ Hackers Rebel Against Spy Cams