Outrageous 'It Looked Right at Me': Mom Says Baby Monitor Was Hacked
Kansas mom Megan Klaasen says she and her three-month-old son, Decker, were the victims of hackers who gained access to her baby monitor.
"I noticed the camera. It was pointed down at Decker and then I noticed it pointing up and then over towards me. And then it looked right at me," Klaasen told Elisabeth Hasselbeck on "Fox and Friends."
"I moved to the left a little bit and it followed me. And then I went to the room where our monitor device is and it followed me out of the room," she explained.
Klaasen said she was shocked, angry and scared when she realized that strangers were watching her through the monitor and just how easy it is for hackers to breach the systems.
"It took me a few days to feel safe in my own home," Klaasen said, adding that she feels safe now that she's put a password on her devices and taken the necessary precautions.
She recommended setting a very strong, complicated password for your WiFi and any baby monitor app that you may view your child on.
"I had every intention to put a password on my WiFi. I just never got around to it," Klaasen said. "[I'm a] busy, first-time mom and I just put it off."
Watch the clip above and get more tips from Kurt "The Cyber Guy" Knutsson on how you can protect your wired home in the video below.
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