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Necessary camcorders threaten to kidnap children, haunt parents

Breaking News Emails Get deleted news alerts and special reports. The news and stories that matter, delivered everyday mornings. SUBSCRIBE Dec. 18, 2018 / 14:00 GMT By Elisha Fieldstadt A Texas mother says someone hacked into the wireless camera system that used to keep an eye on his infant's son threatening to kidnap the child. [1 9659007] Ellen Rigney was in bed with her husband Sunday at her home in Houston when she heard a sound from the Nest camera that was connected to her 4 month old son, Toppers room. At first, she thought it was a carbon monoxide alarm, but then, "we heard sexual investigations said in her room," she told the NBC affiliate KPRC. She and her husband ran out of bed and hit their bedroom lights when another nest camera in their room, which was shut off, suddenly started and a man's voice told them to turn off the light. "Then he said" I'm going to kidnap your baby. I'm in your child's room, "said Rigney. Ellen Rigney's hacked child monitor. KPRC But when they came to Toppers, he was right where they left him alone. [19659007]" He is not here anyone chases this, "Rigney told her husband. They immediately closed their Wi-Fi and called police. Rigney also announced Nest, but she said people there" were no help at all "and" did not apologize . " She threw out her nanny cameras and now trusts a camera that does not use Wi-Fi to monitor his son.…

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By Elisha Fieldstadt

A Texas mother says someone hacked into the wireless camera system that used to keep an eye on his infant’s son threatening to kidnap the child. [1

9659007] Ellen Rigney was in bed with her husband Sunday at her home in Houston when she heard a sound from the Nest camera that was connected to her 4 month old son, Toppers room. At first, she thought it was a carbon monoxide alarm, but then, “we heard sexual investigations said in her room,” she told the NBC affiliate KPRC.

She and her husband ran out of bed and hit their bedroom lights when another nest camera in their room, which was shut off, suddenly started and a man’s voice told them to turn off the light.

“Then he said” I’m going to kidnap your baby. I’m in your child’s room, “said Rigney.

Ellen Rigney’s hacked child monitor. KPRC

But when they came to Toppers, he was right where they left him alone. [19659007]” He is not here anyone chases this, “Rigney told her husband. They immediately closed their Wi-Fi and called police.

Rigney also announced Nest, but she said people there” were no help at all “and” did not apologize . “

She threw out her nanny cameras and now trusts a camera that does not use Wi-Fi to monitor his son.

” It’s uncomfortable and worrying, “said Rigney.” You have something to make you better , and instead make you feel the opposite. “

In a statement to NBC News, Nest said that the company has seen” cases where Nest customers have reused passwords previously exposed to infringements on other sites and published. “

” None of these violations meant Nest, “said the statement.

Nest urged customers to set up” set up two-factor authentication “on their cameras. Two-factor authentication is a security feature that sends a unique code to a user, often to his smartphone, to verify their identity.

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