Catherine Tully says the video system at the Rankin School of the Narrows was breached when one camera’s live feed was picked up by, a Russian website that specializes in linking non-secured surveillance cameras.

In her report Thursday, Tully says a technical vulnerability enabled viewers to access the Iona, N.S., school’s other two cameras as well.

It happened because “straightforward” security measures were not implemented, Tully said in an interview. That’s a widespread problem across the province, affecting cameras in homes, public buildings and businesses and people need to pay attention to it, she said.

“As part of the investigation we went on the insecam website … and discovered there are at least 50 cameras in Nova Scotia live streaming on the Internet.”