Last year, the nonprofit internet access group Mozilla Foundation singled out Fredi baby monitors in its privacy-oriented electronics shopping guide. In a section titled, "Can it snoop on me?" the foundation answers, "Yes."
"There is a lot of anecdotal evidence out there demonstrating these baby cameras are regularly and routinely hacked," the foundation said in its warning.
Chillingly, John's mother heard an unrecognizable voice coming from the second floor of the couple's home last week, the parents said. They also noticed the camera changed its focus from their baby's crib to the room itself without their input.
They informed local police and the FBI. And they unplugged the camera.