Cyber intruders were able to hack wireless cameras to spy on babies and their parents.
Another week, another baby monitor hack. Or in this case, two hacks. One of the most recent incidents involved a mother who heard voices as her child’s wireless camera followed her around the room, while another mom was freaked out as a hacker remotely controlled the camera to spy on her movements. The scary thing is that similar occurrences have probably taken place a number of other times, but have just gone unreported.
First, a Washington mother said she heard another woman’s voice coming from her son’s Foscam baby monitor while he was taking a nap. “For months, my son was telling his family that the ‘telephone’ was telling him to stay in bed,” she told KIRO-TV. Finally, she heard the noises for herself coming from inside the child’s room during nap time. Initially, she thought it could have been coming from folks outside, however, a few hours later she noticed the sounds being emitted from the camera itself. An eery voice was heard over the device saying, “Oh, watch this one, she’s coming in again,” as the camera lens moved about the room.
The breach was reported to Foscam, who admitted it was possible the device’s cameras were being controlled remotely but they could not say from where.