In a story straight out of some sort of unacceptable ghost movie that I would NEVER EVER WATCH, an Ohio couple awoke in the middle of the night to hear an angry male voice coming out of their baby monitor. "Wake up, baby!" it screamed. "Wake up, baby! AAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!"
When Adam Schreck ran into his 10-month-old daughter's room, the webcam they used as a monitor TURNED AND LOOKED AT HIM. WHIRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR.
Again, unacceptable. This is unacceptably ghosty and terrifying.
According to Heather Schreck, the stranger was yelling at her 10-month-old daughter Emma, "'Wake up baby. Wake up baby.' Then just screaming at her trying to wake her up." Then Adam Schreck, the baby's father, said when he ran into the room, the camera turned and started shouting at him.
It is the latest IP camera manufactured by Foscam and used as a baby monitor that has gone viral because of a security breach. In August 2013, NewsFeed reported via ABC13 that in Houston, a stranger saw a two-year-old girl's name written on her bedroom wall via the Internet-connected cam and started making abusive comments like "''Wake up you little sl#t.'"Forbes has reported that the company had a "firmware vulnerability" caused by outdated software that could cause hackers to easily tap in, but software updates were supposed to make the network more secure. That said, earlier this year,PCWorld noticed that similar concerns about the security of the Foscam wireless IP cameras have been raised in company's technical support forums.
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