This is exactly the kind of story that will give anyone nightmares. A woman’s horrifying account of her internet-connected security camera getting hacked is currently going viral on social media and it is a must-read for everyone.
Rilana Hamer of Brummen, Netherlands, writes on Facebook about the day she realised she was being spied on when her security camera turned to her and said, “Bonjour, madame.”
“I heard, ‘Bonjour, madame,'” she writes in her Facebook post that has since gone viral with over 2,000 shares.
Ms Hamer filmed the incident on her smartphone, and the chilling footage she recorded appears to show a voice having a conversation with her. “Get out of my house,” she can be heard screaming several times in the video.
The video ends when the voice on the other side says “Suck my d***”
“My privacy, my house, my personal stuff and myself… I’m scared.. terrified,” she writes in her post.
According to the New York Post, Dutch retailer Action has been selling the Maxxter 3D webcams since May this year. In a statement published on its website, the company wrote, “”We are in touch with this customer about this incident. In order to investigate the cause and to determine whether it is in camera or something else, the camera concerned is requested so that it can be checked by the supplier thoroughly.”
Ms Hamer has since returned the camera to Action, reports The Next Web.
The problem of Internet-connected devices getting hacked is so widespread that people like Mark Zuckerberg and Pope Francis are famously known to place stickers over their phone and laptop cameras to prevent people from watching them.
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