Imagine having someone hack into your baby’s monitor and whispering things late at night, wouldn’t this be the scariest thing ever? Unfortunately, this is precisely what happened to a couple from Wisconsin who wanted to protect their kid by getting a baby monitor. Little did they know, the baby monitor would terrify their child!
20. HAPPY COUPLE
Our story starts with a happy couple from Wisconsin who wanted to get their baby used to sleep alone. They wanted the baby to feel safe even though they might be in the next room and they purchased a baby monitor.
19. SAFE AT ALL TIMES
As every parent does, the couple wanted their baby to be safe at all times and they installed a baby monitor into his room. Sadly, a stranger decided to use this as an opportunity to scare their baby and you will never believe how he did it.
18. SPECIAL ROOM
The couple set up a special room filled with toys so that their baby could feel comfortable and save even when they were not around. Learning how to sleep alone is a big and important step in every kid’s life and parents need to be very careful.
17. BEST ADVICE
The couple wanted to make sure that they are doing this the right way and they asked their friends who also had babies what is the best way to make a child comfortable when sleeping alone and they got the same advice from everyone. The advice was to buy a baby monitor.
16. BABY MONITOR
WIthout giving it any second thought, the couple from Wisconsin headed out to the local store and they purchased the most professional baby monitor they could find. They wanted nothing but the best for their baby.
15. NEVER WORRY AGAIN
Now that the couple set up the baby monitor, they would never have to worry about their baby waking up in the middle of the night and getting scared. Sadly, this is not what the baby monitor did…
14. SWEET DREAMS
As the couple was sleeping, their baby would wake up scared and start crying. Something was disturbing the baby and the parents needed to find out what it was.
13. SOMETHING IS WRONG
The same thing happened the second day and the Wisconsin couple started getting worried about their baby. Is he having bad dreams?
12. GETTING SCARED
The baby woke up scared once again in the third night and he ran off to his parents. However, this time the baby knew what was terrifying him and he was ready to tell his parents about it. You will never believe what was scaring the baby!
11. A STRANGER’S VOICE
The boy woke up in the middle of the night and he told his parents that a stranger is speaking to him over the monitor. This shocked the parents and they instantly shut down the baby monitor. This was making them feel like they were in a horror movie.
10. HORROR MOVIE
The parents couldn’t believe that someone hacked into their baby monitor and was talking to their kid, so they decided to listen. They wanted to figure out what the stranger was telling their baby and they were shocked when he spoke the fourth time.
9. SCARY MAN
As the parents were listening on the baby monitor, a stranger’s voice started speaking. The stranger said, “wake up little boy, daddy is here”. This sent shivers down the parent’s spines and they knew they had to do something about it.
The baby monitor was manufactured by a company called Foscam and the parents called them for help. Do you think the company helped the parents?
7. THE BEST TEAM
Foscam executives didn’t waste any time and they put their best team on this case. They wanted to prove that their product is not at fault and that something strange is going on here. Keep reading to see what the team found out.
The Foscam team analysed the baby monitor and they found out that a hacker has managed to hijack the Wi-Fi signal. No one could believe this was happening. It was like a nightmare turned reality.
5. MONITOR LIGHTS
The scariest thing about this whole situation is that the hacker had full access to the baby monitor and he could control the monitor lights. This means that the hacker could see the baby!!!
4. CHANGE EVERY PASSWORD
Without wasting any more time, the parents changed every password in their house starting with the Wi-Fi and ending with their TV. They didn’t want the hacker to “visit” them ever again and they did everything in their power to avoid it.
3. SOFTWARE ISSUE
After this story went viral, Foscam was forced to recognize that its baby monitor has a software issue that can be exploited by hackers. The company patched this issue through an update, but the harm was already done.
2. EVERYTHING IS FINE
Now that the Wisconsin parents figured out what’s going on with their baby monitor and they shut down the device, their baby could finally sleep once again. The couple vowed to never use a baby monitor again.
1. THE HACKER IS FREE
Even though the couple is now safe and their baby is fine, no one could find the hacker. This means that the stranger whispering strange things to babies is free and that he could attack again.