Stranger Watches Child In Room As Baby Monitor Gets Hacked [VIDEO]
This story gave me the shivers.
Marc and Lauren Gilbert from Texas were washing their dishes in the kitchen when they heard weird noises from upstairs where their 2-year-old daughter, Allyson, had been sleeping.
The obviously went up there to check, and what they saw was absolutely disturbing.
Their internet got hacked, and some random stranger had complete access to the baby monitor that was in the child’s room.
A voice coming through a baby monitor, that was hooked up to the home’s wireless Internet system, appeared to be operating on its own. CNN reports that the hacker used the device to curse and say sexually explicit things to the sleeping girl — calling her by name and telling her to wake up.
Imagine being a parent and walking into this and seeing this. Not only was he able to enable the sound and talk to the little girl, but he was also able to see her and move the camera. That’s exactly how he found out her name. By moving the camera to see her name that was painted on the wall.
The only good news: The girl was not disturbed by the hacker’s calls because she was born deaf, so she didn’t have to hear all that garbage.
The bad news: Police can’t trace back to where the source was, but odds are that he didn’t aim at the Gilbert family, and they were just a victim of a hacker who knew how to hack what they happened to have.
The lesson: If you have WiFi in your house, put a password on it.