Family discovers their baby monitor has been hacked, find photos on the internet

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ROCHESTER, Minn. – Many families have baby monitors, and with technology these days, programming them from your computer or smart phone is getting even easier.

For one family in Rochester, Minnesota, they spoke with KTTC about their baby monitor being hacked. Something they said they never knew could happen.

“We were sleeping in bed, and basically heard some music coming from the nursery, but then when we went into the room the music turned off,” the family told KTTC.

They had a monitor able to be programmed from their computer, and they tracked an IP address all the way back to Amsterdam.

On the site they tracked down, they found thousands of pictures, including their own.

Not only are hackers able to see what is on the monitor, but they can control them as well.

“We faced it toward the wall, and then a few hours later we accessed the Foscam, and it wasn’t facing the wall it was facing the closet,” the mother said.

The family has since removed all monitors and is watching their child without technology.

For the purpose of KTTC’s story, they asked the family to plug the monitor back in. After just a few hours, images from their child’s room were back on the internet.