A cybersecurity consultant recently discovered vulnerabilities in five brands of body cameras worn by police officers. These vulnerabilities leave the cameras susceptible to hacking.
The cameras do not protect uploaded footage with a signature or have a way to verify that uploaded footage is legitimate. As a result, hackers could easily modify and replace video stored in the cloud. Hackers could also delete body camera footage.
The body cameras examined also do not have cryptographic mechanisms for confirming firmware updates. Therefore, hackers could disguise malware as a normal software update and infect the body cameras. From there, malware could spread throughout the entire police network. Cybercriminals could attack police forces with ransomware, force a lockdown, or infect them with file-deleting worms.
Finally, hackers could use the cameras' GPS capability to track the police officers wearing them. Sidney Fussell "Hackers Can Turn Body Cameras Into Malware Spewing Machines, Security Expert Says" gizmodo.com (Aug. 13, 2018).