An Indianapolis couple is unnerved after a video monitoring system in their daughter’s room was hacked into Wednesday.
The Denman’s two-year-old daughter was playing with her mother in her room when suddenly music began to play through the device, WTTV reported.
“Our privacy was just invaded,” said Jared Denman. “Someone was playing ‘Every Breath You Take’ by The Police.”
Denman’s wife first believed it was a joke, but it soon became apparent the baby monitor was hacked.
“He started doing sexual noises on the camera,” Denman said.
It agitated me a lot because who is to know if those people are even aware that the videos have been posted online. We kind of felt violated and we didn’t feel secure in our own home.
While it is not exactly known who committed the hack, the family has a suspect in mind. WTTV pointed to a Twitter account notorious for showing off its hacking performances. The account’s bio is simply, “Every breath you take, every move you make…,” a key refrain in “Every Breath You Take.” The alleged hackers have reportedly played the song in other hacks before.
“It tends to be quite easy, especially when there is a hole found in a particular device and somebody publishes some method online,” David Szpunar, vice president of technical services at PC Help Services in Indianapolis, told WTTV.
“You can make sure you have a strong wireless network password in case someone is nearby and wants to bypass your firewall completely,” added Szpunar.
WTTV notes the one key thing which left the Denmans vulnerable.
The Denmans forgot to change the factory pre-set username and password that came on the camera. As a result, the hacker was able to access the camera with relative ease.
“The biggest advice I have for other parents is to change the username and password,” said Denman.
h/t: The Sun
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