Man hacks into Nest camera, threatens to kidnap couple’s baby



DALLAS — A Houston-area couple was frightened Monday night when someone hacked into a camera they use to monitor their infant son and threatened to kidnap him.

Nathan and Ellen Rigney were asleep just before midnight when they heard noises from the room. When they turned on their bedroom light, a Nest camera in their room turned on and a man’s voice told them to turn the light off, KPRC-TV reported.

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“Then (he) said ‘I’m going to kidnap your baby. I’m in your baby’s room,’” Ellen Rigney told the station.

The couple realized the man wasn’t actually in the child’s room but had hacked into the camera, which uses Wi-Fi and has a built-in speaker and microphone.

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