A family living in Washington is speaking out about the horrors they experienced while operating a baby monitor inside their 3-year-old son’s bedroom. The couple Jay and Sarah were alarmed to discover that a stranger had hacked into their baby monitor and was spying on their toddler, sometimes speaking disturbing messages into the device, as CBS News describes.
KDVR explains that Jay heard the voice from the monitor continue to speak, saying, “look someone’s coming or someone’s coming into view,” as Sarah walked into the room.
Concerned that the hacker may have further intentions, the family has made safety a top priority in their home and is using their harrowing experience to inform others of the potential dangers of baby monitors.
According to CBS News, this type of crime is becoming more and more frequent. The Internet connection and smartphone capability that many baby monitors now come equipped with make it possible for strangers to hack the device.