But it turned out that she was the one that was being monitored.
But as long as all security suggestions are followed, there is little reason to worry.
Ultimately, the only way of being sure that webcams are not being remotely viewed is to cover them up — if you’re worried, and it’s feasible, you could stick a piece of paper over the screen when it’s not being used or turn it against the wall.
The open feeds that were warned about on Wednesday morning were mostly breached because people had used default or easy to guess passwords.
Default passwords are freely available on the internet and hackers can try those until they get in.
Hackers have occasionally used the information or images got through such viruses to commit fraud or blackmail the computers’ owners.
Though some computers have lights to indicate whether or not the webcam is in use, those can also be disabled by hackers.
“My privacy, my house, my personal stuff and myself... Action has been selling the Maxxter 3D webcams since May this year and has warned anyone who purchased one to change their pin number to stop hackers accessing their device.
It published a statement on its website, which said: "In response to messages on Facebook and in the media about the possible hacking of a security camera purchased from Action, we would like to inform you that Action takes the security of its customers and the products we sell extremely seriously.
Hamer whipped out her smartphone to film, and the chilling clip she recorded appears to show a mumbled voice having a conversation with terrified Hamer as she screams "get out of my house". The websites allow pervy peepers to peer through thousands of cameras placed in British car parks, offices and communal corridors as well as bedrooms and waiting rooms around the world.
It continues to swivel, before uttering "suck my d***". The problem is so widespread even Mark Zuckerberg and Pope Francis have placed stickers over their smartphone cameras to stop someone watching them.
THIS is the chilling moment a woman realised her web camera was spying on her when it turned to look at her and said "bonjour madame".