Magazine Article | January 25, 2011

Research & Trends: Videojacking: The Need For Encrypted Video On The Network

Source: Innovative Retail Technologies

By King Rogers and Craig Thrane, KRG Analytics, Inc.

With the launch of YouTube and other social media sites, more and more surveillance video is being "jacked" and finding its way to the Internet for everyone to see. Videojacking is to video what carjacking is to automobiles. Perpetrators are hijacking the video for their personal gain, whether it's for revenge or self-satisfaction derived from being humorous in embarrassing their employer.

The range of video showing up on the Internet includes everything from the action — and antics — of security personnel, to robberies, to shoplifting, to shootings at retail businesses. Just type in the name of your favorite retailer in YouTube to see what's out there right now.