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Mother Discovers Hackers Were Secretly Recording Her 8-Year-Old Twins In Her Own Home

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A mother is warning other parents to watch out after discovering her security camera was hacked to spy on her twin daughters.

The mother-of-two had no idea her security camera was hacked.US Magazine

The strange and shocking tale began last weekend, when a mother from Oregon was looking at satellite videos of earth with her young children. On the same website, Live Camera Viewer, she came across something disturbing.

The website and app Live Camera Viewer was hosting a disturbing livestream.ABC News

A bedroom belonging to a pair of 8-year-old twin girls was being streamed live on the internet. The video details said the camera was from Houston, Texas, it had been broadcasting online since July and it had been "liked" by 571 strangers.

The mother, Shelby Ivie, didn't waste any time trying to track down the little girls' parents. "I basically spent my entire Sunday at home sharing it to every Houston page I could think of," she told ABC. "I shared it on several news sites. I shared it a bunch of Houston-moms Texas groups in hopes that social media would take it from there."

4,000 shares and just a few hours later, her post helped track down the mother of the twins, who wants to be identified only as "Jennifer" to protect her family's privacy. Needless to say, she was horrified by the news.

Jennifer from Houston.nosee.me

"I happened to get a text from a friend of mine that said she saw a picture on Facebook and she thought it was a picture of our daughters' room," she said. "They're in my house. People are watching my kids in their home, dressing, sleeping, playing,"

How did this happen? And how can you protect your children from something like this?

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