Mum goes viral after baby monitor hacked - 'Get rid of your WiFi cameras'
"My son hid the monitor but once we find it I’m going to have him throw it away"
A mum has gone viral on TikTok after posting a video about a terrifying incident with their WiFi-connected baby monitor.
Kurin Adele, who goes by the same name on the social media platform, said her little boy kept asking her not to plug in the baby monitor.
The youngster eventually explained to his parents that someone ‘talks’ to him through the monitor at night and that it scares him.
“My son starts crying,” the mum said in the now-viral video.
“He’s like, ‘I don’t want my camera plugged in... Someone talks to me at night and it scares me. Someone wakes me up and talks to me and I’m scared. I don’t want my camera plugged in’.
“Me and my husband do not talk to him through the camera so it’s definitely not us. Someone has been talking to our son at night.”
After her son made these claims, the woman and her husband decided to leave it plugged out and immediately went online to change the password to their device.
“Immediately we go to change the password,” she explained.
As the couple were changing the code, they received an alarming notification that explained what was going on.
“This password has appeared in a data leak, which puts this account at high risk of compromise,” the notification read.
The mum revealed that she didn’t know this was going on for months because her little boy thought his parents were talking to him via the monitor at first.
“So whoever was talking to him was telling him that it was his mum and dad,” Adele said.
“Who the heck knows how long someone has had our password and has been messing with my son.”
Adele said she has since set up a new monitor that does not feature Wi-Fi.
“My son hid the monitor but once we find it I’m going to have him throw it away,” Adele said.
“Hopefully he will feel better about it.”
She went on to warn other parents to get rid of their monitors if they’re attached to WiFi and opt for more traditional ones.
She said: “Get rid of your WiFi cameras.
“There has been data breaches, data leaks and people are hacking into baby monitors left and right just to mess with people and it’s terrifying.”
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