HOUSTON, Texas - The camera a Texas couple was using to monitor their 2-year-old and keep her safe was hacked, and what the culprit did was chilling.
For two years, Marc Gilbert and his wife have come to rely on their Internet cameras.
“We almost couldn’t live without it,” Gilbert said.
With them, they could watch their two toddlers in their rooms, but over the weekend someone else was watching too.
“It felt like somebody broke into our house,” the father said.
Gilbert said he first heard a voice from down the hall. As he and his wife got closer, what it was saying became worse.
“He said, ‘Wake up, Allyson, you little (expletive),” Gilbert told KTRK in Houston, Texas. Soon he knew it was coming from the camera.
Gilbert pulled the plug and started doing some research. He said he believes someone hacked his router as well as the camera. The person could see Allyson’s name on her wall.
“As a father, I’m supposed to protect her against people like this. So it’s a little embarrassing to say the least, but it’s not going to happen again.”
His daughter never heard a thing.
“Allyson was born deaf, so she has cochlear implants. Thankfully, we had them off and she didn’t hear any of it and she slept right through it.”
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