Home monitoring systems with “nanny cams” are more affordable and easier to install than ever, with easy access from your cell phone. They should offer peace of mind, allowing you to take a peek at your home, your child, or your pets so you can rest easy while you have to be away. But for one Long Island mother, the home monitoring system didn’t provide security. Instead, it was an invitation for a hacker to invade her privacy and destroy any sense of security she had.
A mom in New York realized recently that someone had hacked into her family's nanny cam, and was using it to talk to her son. https://t.co/2LMVHUY6SA
— KPRC AM 950 (@KPRCradio) November 1, 2018
The mom came forward to warn others that your nanny cam could be compromised and that a stranger could be watching you or your family. Not only that, they could be talking to your child through the system. In other words: The voices are coming from inside the house. It’s beyond creepy and disturbing.
The woman explained that every day, her 5-year-old son looked forward to coming home from school so that he could chat with his Dad on the camera. But on one horrifying day, it wasn’t his father who answered back.
“My son came running out of the playroom and found me in the kitchen, which is right off the [playroom] and said, ‘Mommy, it’s not Daddy talking to me!'”
“It’s not Daddy!”
The woman asked her son what the voice was saying.