She went to check on the noise and it was the camera, swiveling around.
So there she was, putting away her groceries, cleaning, singing as she went about her chores, when she heard a “rumbling” from the living room.
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It published a statement on its website: “In response to messages on Facebook and in the media about the possible hacking of a security camera purchased from Action, we would like to inform you that Action takes the security of its customers and the products we sell extremely seriously.
“We are in touch with this customer about this incident.
She and Hamer decided to plug the camera in again, this time with the lens to the wall and a camera phone on hand to record its actions (the video of the encounter is on Hamer’s Facebook post).
But that’s when the hacker who’d taken control of the webcam decided to ramp up the interactive aspect of his creepiness with a greeting: What restraint! Over dinner, a friend wondered how it was possible.
We pulled the plug and pt the camera back in the box.. My privacy, my house, my personal stuff and myself… Hamer says that a month or two ago, she picked up a Wi-Fi enabled camera to keep an eye on the house.
That suave chat is a translation of what webcam owner and shocked F-bomb flinger Rilana Hamer, of the Netherlands, related in a 1 October Facebook post.
Rilana Hamer, who recently graduated from university and works at a financial services firm, thought the webcam would be a good way to keep an eye on her puppy while she was at work.
But it turned out that she was the one that was being monitored.
Several warnings have been issued over internet-connected cameras that can be remotely hacked by pervs and used to spy on people.
Now one woman in the Netherlands has learned just how intrusive these gadgets can be after buying a cheap version from the Dutch retailer Action.
Sadly there are people out there who get a kick out of spying on strangers and there is a trove of easily discovered, poorly secured cameras for them to peek through.