IT security company Forescout, whose clients include the Department of Defense, found 1,740 surveillance cameras made by Hikvision and Dahua connected to government networks, as of July 23. An additional 659 were identified on a single federal agencys network, after it asked Forescout to scan its systems.
In the US private sector, Forescout identified 1,034 Hikvision and Dahua cameras in the manufacturing sector as of July 23, and 1,417 in the retail sector.