A MOTHER had the scare of her life when her toddler spoke to him through his baby monitor at night.
The American Influencer Kurin Adele took to TikTok to share the horrific story that led her and her husband to believe they were the victims of a creepy hack.
In the last VideoThe momtoker, who has received over 6.3 million views and thousands of comments, shared how her young son begged to unplug his owlet baby camera.
“I’ve noticed he’s been unplugging his camera for the past few weeks to months,” she said.
“My son starts crying ‘I don’t want my camera plugged in, someone is talking to me at night and it scares me'”.
Shocked, Kurin explained, “Me and my husband don’t talk to him through the camera, so he definitely wasn’t cheating on us.
“My husband and I looked at each other terrified and we assured him that we would not connect his camera and that he was safe.”
The Washington-based creator then claimed that since they also use the same camera in their daughter’s room, they immediately rushed to change the password.
However, a notification supposedly pops up stating, “This password was found in a data leak, leaving your account at high risk of compromise.”
She continued: “Who the hell knows how long someone has had our password messing around with my son – Owlet never notified us.
“And the only thing we didn’t find out sooner was that our son thought he was going to talk to us and tell him it’s his mom and dad.”
The couple, who are now deeply concerned about being the victim of an alleged hack, are encouraging others to ditch all WiFi-enabled baby monitors and instead shop for brands that don’t use the internet.
“People are hacking into baby monitors left and right and it’s scary,” she claimed.
In a recent follow-up video, the influencer explained that she reached out to Owlet, who said they would “look further into this.”
She hopes to find those responsible and share the alleged danger with other parents as well.
Concerned TikTok users flooded the comments with their thoughts on the spooky incident.
One wrote: “The 10th video I’ve seen shows a baby monitor being hacked”.
Another claimed: “Same thing happened with our owl cam. I was walking by my son’s room and overheard someone telling him to calm down mate…it’s fine.”
“This is so creepy! I’m so sorry mom,” added a third.
Another replied: “I refuse to have cameras in my kids rooms. Anything can be hacked.”
A spokesman for Owlet told The Sun Online: “We are aware of the reported concerns regarding the Owlet camera and the proposed password leak. Owlet has and is conducting its own investigation into the report.”
They explained that the pop-up stating that Kurin’s password had been compromised came from iOS and not from Owlet itself.
“Owlet does not store user passwords. We are in contact with the customer to further investigate the reported incident.
“Based on our initial investigation, Owlet has found zero confirmed instances where the cam or our data has been breached or security has been compromised.
“It’s worth noting that any customer’s online profile can be vulnerable if a user has not set up a reasonably strong password or if they use the same password for multiple accounts.”