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Breach of security cameras at Sandy Hook School reported

There was a breach of security cameras at Sandy Hook School and other Newtown buildings this week.  First Selectman Dan Rosenthal says cameras aren't the only form of security in the system, but called the breach disappointing.  Schools Superintendent Lorrie Rodrigue says additional security measures have been added to the cloud-based security camera system. 

The California startup announced that hackers attacked a server used by their support team to perform bulk maintenance operations on customer cameras, gaining access to video and image data from a limited number of cameras.  The hackers obtained credentials that allowed them to bypass two-factor authentication.  

Verkada clients include hospitals, jails, nonprofits and Newtown police headquarters.  The FBI is investigating.