Webcam nightmare: Mom finds daughters’ bedroom featured on live app

Webcam nightmare: Mom finds daughters’ bedroom featured on live app
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A Houston, Texas, mother said her “worst nightmare” was realized recently when she learned that someone had hacked into a webcam positioned in her two daughters’ bedroom and had been streaming their private goings-on live online for thousands to watch.

“We have security cameras to protect them,” said Jennifer, a mother of three who asked that ABC News not use her last name. “I feel like I’ve failed. … People are watching my kids in their home, dressing, sleeping, playing.”

She told ABC News today that she found out about the live stream when a friend informed her that someone had posted a picture of the girls’ room on a Houston mothers’ group on Facebook in an effort to track down the family and warn them.

The post belonged to Shelby Ivie, another mother more than 2,000 miles away in Oregon, who had made the shocking discovery Sunday.

“I was in tears, thinking of the violation [Jennifer] must feel,” Ivie told ABC News today.

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