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The problem surfaced in late July, when IT staff for the Michigan Catholic Conference found a suspicious file deep within the organization’s computer network.
Work sites affected included Catholic churches, schools, hospitals, orphanages and diocesan offices.
It is likely the attackers got away with employee names, Social Security numbers, dates of birth, addresses and monthly wage amounts.
“I cannot tell you how many prayers have been said in this organization in the last two weeks about this,” said David Maluchnik, communications director for the Michigan Catholic Conference. “God forbid, if something like this were to happen again, the only information that a hacker would get is a series of numbers” and not employee names.
After an Indianapolis couple forgot to change a factory pre-set username and password on their baby monitoring system, a hacker was able to access the device’s video camera with relative ease.
The Denmans were using the system to keep an eye on their 2-year-old daughter.
On Wednesday, the child was playing at home with her mother when, suddenly, music started coming from the baby monitor. The song that was playing: “Every Breath You Take” by The Police.
Jared Denman said, “He started doing sexual noises on the camera.”
An online search for families similarly victimized led to the discovery of several videos with the same song playing over the speakers.…