Mum claims her family is being spied on by hackers through her baby monitor.
Perth mum, Katie McMurray, purchased a baby monitor with her partner, Sean Johnson, to keep an eye on their three-month-old daughter, Chelsea.
The monitor allows them to watch their baby through a phone app, but when Ms McMurray was changing her daughter’s nappy on Tuesday she saw the camera follow her around the room, according to 7 News.
While Katie changed her daughter’s nappy, she noticed the camera iris move and turn to track her every move.
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“I feel like we buy these things to make sure our kids are safe, and then you don’t know who is watching,” her partner Sean said.
She said she was ‘shocked, (it) really made me quite sick’.
‘Be careful, she warned, anyone could be looking at your children,’ Ms McMurray said.
The couple thought they had been cautious by setting a password for both the camera and their home internet, but they believe a hacker was able to bypass them.
Cyber experts warn any internet applications accessed through home wi-fi carry a risk. “Anything that’s on the internet has a particular ‘footprint’ which can be traced.”
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