Google warns Nest camera owners to reset their passwords after hackers take over numerous devices

Daily Mail 

Google is telling Nest camera owners that it's not to blame for a recent string of creepy security incidents. The search giant, which owns Nest, sent an email to owners of its security devices telling them to reset their passwords and enable stronger account authentication settings in light of an uptick in hacked cameras. Last month, users began reporting a number of bizarre cases, where hackers appeared to take over their Nest security cameras to hurl insults at them, spy on their sleeping baby and even tell Amazon's Alexa to play'Despacito' by Justin Bieber. Nest told users that the company notifies users if they detect their email was part of another website breach. When this happens, the firm will proactively disable their Nest account as a security measure.