POSTED: Tuesday, August 13, 2013 - 2:19pm
UPDATED: Wednesday, August 14, 2013 - 9:31am
HOUSTON, TX (KVEO NEWS CENTER23) — A horrifying situation for some Texas parents. The camera they were using to monitor their 2 year-old and keep her safe was hacked and what the hacker did was chilling, Jessica Willey has the story.
Marc Gilbert, Hacking Victim, "We just use it to listen."
For two years, Marc Gilbert and his wife have come to rely on their internet cameras, Marc Gilbert, "We almost couldn't live without it."
With them they could watch their two toddlers n their rooms but, over the weekend, someone else was watching, too.
Marc Gilbert, "It felt like somebody broke into our house."
Gilbert says he first heard a voice from down the hall as he and his wife got closer what it was saying got worse.
Marc Gilbert, "He said, 'Wake up, Allyson, you little (expletive).'"
And soon he knew it was coming from the camera, "I see the camera move on us."
Gilbert immediately pulled the plug and started doing research. He believes someone hacked his router as well as the camera.
The person could see Allyson's name on her wall to call her by it.
He now wants to warn other parents about the danger, "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. 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."