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The home security company ADT is warning that more than 200 of its customers in the Dallas-Fort Worth area had their accounts compromised by a former ADT technician who had been illegally accessing their security systems, including home security cameras placed inside clients’ bedrooms and other living areas.
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What’s the Problem?

According to 2 recent lawsuits filed in U.S. District Court in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, ADT technician Telesforo Aviles added his personal email address to customer accounts during service visits, giving him the ability to access live security camera feeds, download videos, and view photos of clients in their own homes.

The problem was found when an ADT customer in DeSoto, Texas, reported an unauthorized email address associated with their account in the ADT mobile app. The company launched an investigation and found that Aviles’ personal email address had been linked to more than 220 customer accounts.

Aviles was fired by ADT as soon as the violations were discovered and is now the subject of a statewide police investigation.

“We deeply regret what happened,” said Jamie Haenggi, chief customer officer for ADT. “Customers trust ADT with their safety and security, and we understand that this jeopardizes that trust, and it is certainly and entirely unacceptable.”

Haenggi went on to say that ADT is reviewing customer accounts to ensure more people’s privacy is not at risk, and that the company has implemented additional measures to prevent future security breaches.

ADT Technician Sentenced for Hacking Home Security Footage

Former ADT home security technician Telesforo Aviles was sentenced in June 2021 to 52 months in federal prison for repeatedly hacking into customers’ video feeds, according to the U.S. Department of Justice [1.].

“This deliberate and calculated invasion of privacy is arguably more harmful than if I had installed no security system and my house had been burglarized,” a female victim said in an impact statement. “This sick and corrupt individual’s actions will have a lasting emotional and mental toll on me.” 

The 35-year-old Aviles took note of which homes had attractive women, then repeatedly logged into their accounts in order to view their footage for sexual gratification, the defendant admitted. Plea papers indicate he watched numerous videos of naked women and couples engaging in sexual activity inside their homes.

Over 4 1/2 years, Aviles secretly accessed roughly 200 customer accounts more than 9,600 times without their consent, the investigation revealed.

Aviles pleaded guilty to computer fraud in January and was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Brantley Starr.

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