Baby Monitor Hackers Terrorize Children and Parents- “Wake Up You Little Slut”

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A security flaw in a line of baby monitors has resulted in hackers terrorizing babies and their parents.

Hackers have been able to tap into Foscam baby monitors which connect to the internet in order to stream audio and visual recordings.

The hackers were able to easily control the camera, manipulate sounds and camera movement. One family even experienced “wake up you little slut” being screamed through the monitor by one terrorizing hacker.

Being dubbed the “Babybleed” virus, 40,000 web cameras are believed to have been affected even though Foscam released a firmware update.

Another couple shared their experience of hearing “Wake Up Baby!” screamed through the monitor in the middle of the night and another family said they ran into their child’s room only to have all the cameras turned around on them.

It is not clear if there are multiple hackers targeting baby monitors or just one as most of the parents have been disconnecting the monitor, which results in the IP addresses being wiped.

Foscam has apparently released a new software update making the cameras more secure but have not released any further statements on the hacking.

 

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