Family Left Terrified After Home Monitoring System Was Hacked by Stranger

Rare | 10/31/2018 | Silke Jasso
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A mother in Long Island is terrified after a stranger hacked her family’s NEST camera and tried having multiple conversations with her 5-year-old son. Nest cameras have serious processing power, and can “tell a person from a thing”, and recognized faces. Most Nest cameras are used inside the home as a security system allowing owners to view who is in the room at all times.

The family used the Nest camera as a Nanny Cam and to monitor their son on a daily basis. The mother stated one day her son came to her and said “it’s not daddy talking to me. It’s not daddy.” Meaning the boy was talking to a stranger through the camera.

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Nearly every day after school, the mother said her 5-year-old son would chat with her husband through the Nest cam. This is done through a home monitoring system that can connect through cell phones, allowing one to monitor the feed through their smartphone. This time, however, it was a stranger on the other end. The stranger tried to get personal information from the boy, asked him if he took the school bus home, about the toys he played with and told him not to call his mom when the boy found out it wasn’t his dad.

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