An incredible but scary incident happened to a couple in the US when one hacker managed to infiltrate his "smart home" systems. The perpetrator allegedly began talking to homeowners through the camera, putting music on the sound system in the living room and even raising the temperature of the thermostat above 32 degrees Celsius.
According to Fox 6 News, the incident happened to a couple in Milwaukee (Wisconsin). Samantha and Lamont Westmoreland realized that something was wrong with their home when they heard a voice coming from a camera that was in the kitchen.
The couple had installed a system Google Nest (camera, bell and thermostat) in their home 2018.
On 17 September, Samantha returned home and found that the thermostat was set to 32 degrees Celsius and as she lowered herself, the degrees began to rise again, with a voice directed at the couple being heard by a camera in the kitchen . Later, the hacker began playing music from the sound system in the living room.
Westmoreland had spent the ridiculous amount of $ 700 on the Google Nest system they installed in their home. This system offers thermostat, cameras, front door bell, alarm system, lock and smoke alarm.
The Milwaukee couple, however, are not the only hacking victim in their own home. In January, a hacker took control of a couple's Google Nest camera in Illinois and started talking to his child.
A Google spokesman told FOX6 News: “Nest has not been violated. These reports are based on customers who used sham password (which is exposed through violations of other sites). In most cases, 2 agents authentication would solve the problem. "
With 75 billions of devices Internet of Things (IoT) expected to be released and deployed by 2025, concerns about safety at cyberspace they are going to increase sharply, with the creation of more and more smart homes.
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