Wednesday, August 14, 2013


Baby monitors — many now equipped with video cameras — are considered a handy parenting tool, but what a Texas couple heard coming from their monitor was nothing short of terrifying.
Marc Gilbert of Houston told KTRK-TV the baby monitor for their 2-year-old daughter was hacked. As if that wasn’t disturbing enough, what the voice said as their daughter slept is enough to chill the blood of any parent.
“He said, ‘Wake up Allyson, you little s**t,’” Gilbert told KTRK, explaining that it “felt like somebody broke into our house.” KTRK reported that the hacker said sexual things to the toddler as well.
“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,” Gilbert said. Fortunately, the little girl was not able to hear the hacker because she is deaf. Her father said they thankfully had her cochlear implants turned off so she “slept right through it.”
After witnessing what was going on through the camera-enabled monitor, which runs through the family’s Internet, Gilbert said he pulled the plug. Researching what might have happened, he told KTRK he believes the router and camera were both hacked.

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