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Man Hacks Into Video Baby Monitor And Terrorizes Family

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Updated 05/1/2014 9:10am
Man Hacks Into Video Baby Monitor And Terrorizes Family
Media Courtesy of FOX 19

Dia Sparrow

Staff Writer

@SalsaShark_

Technology makes our lives so much better, right?  It allows us to communicate with friends and family that we don't get to see everyday. You can share pictures with people from across the globe.  I mean, you can even grocery shop online by the click of a button.  But, what happens when people find ways to use technology for evil? Heather Schreck, the Ohio mother of 10 month old Emma Schreck had the misfortune of finding out the hard way. While everyone in the house was sound asleep, an unknown male's voice was heard coming from Emma's room.  Heather, being woken up by this, picked up her phone to check the baby monitor, which is a camera located in her daughter's room.  Heather made the startling discovery that the camera was moving, and Emma wasn't touching it. "About the time I saw it moving, I also heard a voice again start screaming at my daughter.  He was screaming, ‘Wake up baby.  Wake up baby.’  Then just screaming at her trying to wake her up," Schreck told Cincinnati's Fox 19 News. At this point, her husband Adam went into Emma's room to check on her.  That is when the camera turned to face him, and began to shout at him. "Then it screamed at me," Adam said.  "Some bad things, some obscenities.  So, I unplugged the camera." Someone had hacked into their baby monitor and stolen a peek into their family's home. "Any kind of Internet-connected device essentially could be subjected to this," said Dave Hatter, a solutions expert for Infinity Partners told Fox 19. "It's not just that they want to get in and mess with your camera.  More sophisticated hackers know they can use this as a launching off point to get into your network and potentially steal your ID or use your network to launch malicious attacks against someone else." His advice is to change the password to your Wi-Fi and your camera devices and to make sure they aren't the same password. He also suggests that you check with the devices websites frequently for updates, and to keep your devices up to date with all new updates. "I was just absolutely shocked to see somebody could get into my house so easily.”  Heather said. Keep Up With PopWrapped On The Web!

     
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