Marc Gilbert's two-year-old daughter Allyson was asleep in her room when an "eerie voice" suddenly came on her baby monitor.
Before the Texas father of two had a chance to disconnect the monitor, the hacker, who had a "British or European accent," managed to hurl a few more expletives, calling Allyson a "fucking moron" and Gilbert's wife Lauren a "bitch."
Ethan, the Houston couple's three-year-old son, also slept through the commotion.
But Gilbert couldn't help but wonder if this had truly been a one-off hack. "It’s quite possible that this had been going on more than one day," he said.
"The router was password protected and the firewall was enabled," Gilbert wrote. "The IP camera was also password protected."
As for the device Gilbert claimed the couple "almost couldn't live without" — it will remain permanently unplugged.
"I don’t think it ever will be connected again," he told ABC. "I think we are going to go without the baby monitor now."