Mother left terrified after finding out that hackers spied on her and toddler son through nanny cam
The 35-year-old woman realized what was going on when she saw the nanny camera turning without her operating it at the time
Hackers are at it again with their shady skills and this time the victims are a first-time mother and her son. It was reported that the mother from Essex, who has not been named, had her nanny cam hacked and was spied upon for weeks along with her son. The 35-year-old woman only realized what was going on when she saw the nanny camera turning without her operating it at the time.
The mother, who Mirror Online reported is a teacher, said: "I freaked out, I thought right OK that’s not me, so I logged on to check the settings and I could see there were four active IP addresses and I only have two devices." She immediately reported the incident to the authorities who then contacted the National Fraud and Cyber Crime Reporting Centre.
The woman, whose son is reportedly still a toddler, then said: "The fact someone has been watching me and my son is horrific. I still feel sick thinking about it now. Watching me walking round the house playing with my son, it's sick and twisted. But what bothers me the most is the fact they could have been pedophiles taking pictures or screenshots of my child."
She continued: "No one has even come back to me with an update, I even received an email saying there wasn’t enough evidence to investigate even though they never called me or even took the IP addresses. When I raised this, they then claimed the e-mail was a mistake and say they are looking into it. I just want to warn others who may be thinking of getting home cameras, to go to a specialist and realize how easily these things can be hacked into."
A spokesperson for the City of London Police said in a statement: "Action Fraud received this report on October 15, 2018, and it is currently being assessed by our National Fraud Intelligence Bureau (NFIB). The person who reported this to Action Fraud will be updated on its progress either via post or e-mail."