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Hacker Uses Nest Camera to Broadcast Hoax Nuke Alert
« on: January 23, 2019, 10:15:11 AM »
y AFP on January 23, 2019

Nest urged owners of its security cameras Tuesday to use enhanced authentication to thwart hackers, after one terrified a family with a hoax nuclear missile attack.

A couple living in a California town near San Francisco told local media they experienced "sheer terror" over the weekend when a Nest security camera atop their family's television issued a realistic-sounding warning of missiles heading to the United States from North Korea.

The couple and their frightened child eventually figured out they had been targeted by a hacker who got control of speakers built into the camera, which is equipped for two-way conversations.

Nest, which is owned by Google-parent Alphabet, told AFP that incidents of commandeered camera control in recent months were the result of hackers using passwords stolen from other online venues.

Full Article Here:https://www.securityweek.com/hacker-uses-nest-camera-broadcast-hoax-nuke-alert