Creepy! Family’s cable box is possessed – by hacker

This is a new one! A grandmother is being harrassed by some “pervert” speaking through typing on the cable TV screen.

Family claims hacker taking control of cable box, sending threats | Fox 59 News –

A family claims they are being terrorized by their cable box. For more than a week, personal and harassing messages are showing up on their TVs.

Meeks said it started more than a week ago — “he” or someone has taken control of her AT&T cable box and typing messages on two of her TVs.

The family showed us a few. One wrote: ‘ISEEYOUHAHA’. Others even threatened to hurt Alana’s 9-year-old granddaughter, Aniya.

This is a bit spooky. Both AT&T and an electronics security expert has been consulted as well as police. They say there aren’t a lot of ways such a device can be manipulated in this way. It’s likely someone has a line of sight to the box with a remote control device or had once been able to access the box. The option of paranormal is not mentioned, surprisingly. The messages have turned very disturbing and may result in criminal charges. It seems clear from the video that the person is nearby.

Tip: Russell G. 

  2 comments for “Creepy! Family’s cable box is possessed – by hacker

  1. March 29, 2014 at 5:25 PM

    “‘As soon as she walks in the door.’ ‘We saw it happen…'” and other people are nearby while the magic is happening. More than one remote?
    Also, AT&T says that their U-Verse receiver has “Web remote access to digital video recorder (DVR)”

  2. March 29, 2014 at 10:14 PM

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