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Man Controlling Kitchen With App On His Phone A man controlling the kitchen with an app on his phone. (Photo: Shutterstock)

Earlier this month, a parent’s worse nightmare came true for a Mississippi family when a hacker gained access to a Ring security camera. The hacker was able to speak through the camera, which was installed in the LeMay family’s daughters’ shared bedroom, and torment their 8-year-old daughter, including telling her he was Santa Clause and playing eerie music from the horror movie “Insidious.”

Frighteningly, this is not an isolated event. Also recently, a Florida man’s Ring system was compromised by a hacker who taunted him and a responding police officer who was called to the home to investigate.

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Heather A. Turner

Heather A. Turner is the managing editor of ALM's NU Property & Casualty Group. She can be reached at [email protected].

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