Hacker Breaks Into Baby Monitor and Says Creepy Things to a 2-Year-Old

Perils of parenting in 2013.
Hacked. (Photo: KTRK-TV)

Hacked. (Photo: KTRK-TV)

Courtesy of a hacker, Marc Gilbert and his wife may have already experienced the scariest moment of their child’s life–and she’s only two.

Last weekend, Mr. Gilbert and his wife heard creepily sexual messages being whispered–including “Wake up Allyson, you little (expletive)”–through their baby monitoring system, which contains an Internet-connected camera used to keep tabs from other rooms in the house. He pulled the plug on the camera, and they’ve concluded that the system was hacked.

“It felt like somebody broke into our house,” he told ABC13 Houston. Mr. Gilbert said that the cyber intruder hacked into his router and detected the child’s name by the room’s wall decorations. Thankfully Allyson didn’t hear the messages since she was born deaf and her cochlear implants were turned off.

“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,” he said.

Mr. Gilbert said he doesn’t plan on ever using the cameras again.

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