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Houston-area family says their Wi-Fi baby monitor was hacked

A terrifying moment for a Houston-area family. The parents of a four-month old boy say a man hacked into their Nest Wi-Fi camera and threatened to kidnap their baby. (Image/video courtesy: KPRC, Facebook, Newsource)

A terrifying moment for a Houston-area family. The parents of a four-month old boy say a man hacked into their Nest Wi-Fi camera and threatened to kidnap their baby.

"We heard sexual expletives being said in his room. So we throw on the light in our room. He turned that camera on and told us, said 'turn off the light' and then said, 'I'm going to kidnap your baby, I'm in your baby's room,'" said Ellen Rigney, the baby's mother.

The parents raced up the stairs and found their son safe and sound.

The couple says they knew someone hacked into the camera. They shut it down and called police immediately.

The family has thrown out the Wi-Fi cameras and is only using an off-line, closed circuit camera now.

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