BigBrother – Tool to Find Open Port CCTV Cameras Worldwide

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Big Brother

BiG Brother is a powerful and useful tool that can be used to find video surveillance (CCTV) cameras with open ports worldwide. To find this, the tool use Shodan search engine with its API. And with the help of the Shodan dorks, target only specific video surveillance camera brands of your choice. Once a camera detected, BiG Brother will attempt to initialize a connection to it using associate default credentials.

BiG Brother is not a perfect tool at the moment but provides basic functionalities to automate the search of video surveillance cameras with open port on Shodan and try to connect to it with using default credential. To do that, the tool will automatically detect what kind of video surveillance cameras is it (brand and model) and test the default credentials associate. It’s also possible to automate the search of cameras by targeting a specific country.

At the moment only 3 video surveillance camera brands are supported, SonyCanon and Panasonic. I plan to add the following brands in the coming weeks: AlphafinityINSTARMilesightVacron and VideoIQ. There is also the possibility to save and export the result of the research in .csv or .txt once completed.

Proof Of Concept


  • Python 3 (Tested with Python 3.8.5)
  • Shodan Account (API key)


Clone this repository and run:

pip install -r requirements.txt




Please consider contributing dorks that can reveal cameras on Shodan.

List of Dorks

I am not categorizing at the moment. Instead, I am going to just the list of dorks with a description. Many of the dorks can be modified to make the search more specific or generic.

BrandDorkDefault CredentialsDescription
Panasonictitle:”network camera”admin/12345Ex: WV-SW316, BB-ST165, BL-VP101…
Canontitle:”network camera vb-“root/cameraEx: VB-H761LVE, VB-R13, VB-H651V…
Sonytitle:”Sony Network Camera”admin/adminEx: SNC-EM602R, SNC-CX600W, SNC-EB642R…
INSTARtitle:”INSTAR Full-HD IP-Camera”admin/instarINSTAR?
VideoIQtitle:”VideoIQ Camera Login”admin/adminVideoIQ?
Milesighttitle:”Milesight Network Camera”admin/ms1234Milesight?
Vacrontitle:”Milesight Network Camera”admin/adminVacron?
Alphafinitytitle:”Alphafinity Network Camera”admin/adminAlphafinity?



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