After the mother’s discovery, her husband then heard someone notice she was coming into view and saying, “look, someone’s coming.” A night lens was rotating when the couple wasn’t controlling it, following their movements to avoid getting caught. They immediately called Foscam, the manufacturer of the monitor, who said that it was possible the device had been hacked into via a laptop or smartphone application.
To add another alarming layer to this ordeal, there was no way for the company to discover the hacker’s identity or location. Hacks like these are becoming more frequent, and make families more vulnerable to identity theft (to say nothing of thoroughly creeping them out). Families can prevent these hacks by changing their WiFi and baby monitor passwords to two different codes, following best practices for creating highly secure passwords, and checking for software updates frequently.