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15 August 2013 @ 07:17 am
The hacked baby cam  
This amuses me:
ABC reported that Marc Gilbert and wife Lauren were left shaken when they heard a "British or European accent" coming from the camera.

Mr Gilbert said the voice directed offensive, sexualised words at their daughter Allyson, who was asleep in bed.

The family believed the hacker was able to call the child by her name because it was spelt out on the bedroom's wall.

The two-year-old is deaf, something the couple described as "something of a blessing" in the circumstances.
Thanx to andrewducker
Maia Cmaiac on August 15th, 2013 01:58 pm (UTC)
It amuses you? The hacker (a) violated the family's privacy and security, and (b) directed abusive behavior at a child. That's amusing?

I hope there's a way to trace the hack back to the perpetrator and visit some consequences on him.
El Coyote Gordo: pissedsupergee on August 15th, 2013 02:24 pm (UTC)
That would be good. My sense of humor is sick & twisted, but I don't want people who do that sort of thing to get away with it.
Maia Cmaiac on August 15th, 2013 02:38 pm (UTC)
I see the humor in the detail that the baby is deaf and couldn't hear the abuse directed at her, but my amusement was outweighed by my outrage that somebody would hack into a baby monitor, for cryin' out loud.
Johnjohnpalmer on August 15th, 2013 05:31 pm (UTC)
You know what I would find funny? Like, lullabyes sung quietly, with stuff like a change from "angels are watching and mama is near" turned to "The NSA is scanning and mama is near".

I mean, even that would be horrible in the sense that the parents would be justifiably scared and freaked. It's still the kind of thing that's only funny in a movie or on TV or in an urban legend.

But at least the first would be cute rather than mean.
Andrew Duckerandrewducker on August 15th, 2013 08:08 pm (UTC)
Yeah, I'm with you. I find the idea terribly amusing, and the actuality horrible. So I can find it hilarious while still wanting the perpetrator brought to justice.