Camera technology has improved a lot over the past decade and helps us keep our homes, kids and businesses safe. Sadly, that same tech can be used for evil, too. Just yesterday, I told you about a Russian website broadcasting unprotected feeds from thousands of private security cameras, including unsuspecting people's homes and even bedrooms. Now, I've got news that is even more disturbing. Two New York landlords are facing charges after a young college student found spy cameras hidden in her apartment.
Eli Kadoch and Michel Kadoe hired Aksana Kuzmitskaya last year as a cleaning woman in the brownstone apartment building they owned in Manhattan. They offered her room and board as part of the compensation. She was also studying to be a computer programmer.
The men then allegedly installed cameras in her room and bathroom and captured video of her naked and in her underwear during her most private moments.
The landlords spied on Kuzmitskaya while she was either naked or in her underwear, using the bathroom, engaging in sexual acts and showering. The “high-powered” video cameras were concealed in “unsuspecting devices” in the unit’s bathroom, the suit alleges. The defendants allegedly maintained a live feed of the footage.
Kuzmitskaya eventually discovered the cameras and contacted the police. This is an awful situation and I feel terribly for this young woman. No one should have their privacy violated like this.