A mystery man patched into a camera-equipped wireless baby monitor, watching and yelling abuse at a child–and its parents, when they came to see what was going on. ABC’s Alana Abramson reports from the intersection of ill will and appallingly insecure technology.
The incident occurred on Aug. 10 as Marc Gilbert was doing the dishes after his birthday dinner and he heard strange noises coming from his daughter Allyson’s room while she was sleeping, Gilbert said. “Right away I knew something was wrong,” he told ABC News. As he and his wife got closer to the room, they heard the voice calling his daughter an “effing moron,” and telling her,”‘wake up you little slut.” The hacker then began shouting expletives at her parents and calling Gilbert a stupid moron and his wife a b****
Calling it “hacking,” however, may be more storytelling than science. These gadgets–often very inexpensive–are so insecure that simply driving around with a receiver will let you peek into others’ baby bedrooms.