“SICK and twisted” computer hackers took over a mother’s Nanny Cam and then spied on her and her child, it is claimed.

The teacher was shocked when her cameras began turning as she moved and she realised somebody else had gained access and been controlling them for weeks.

The 35-year-old mum-of-one has reported the matter to a specialist cyber crime police unit and it is being investigated.

She said: “I noticed the cameras had been moved, and then every time I logged on to the system, the cameras were pointing in different angles. I was a bit confused and just thought the internet was playing up, but when I walked upstairs with some washing, I saw one of the cameras move without me touching anything.

“I stood still watching it and they were moving – one in the lounge then one in the playroom. I freaked out, I thought right OK that’s not me, so I logged on to check the settings and I could see there were four active IP addresses and I only have two devices.”

She uses the cameras herself so she can keep an eye on her toddler while doing chores.

The hackers also changed all the woman’s passwords and her internet provider seemed unable to resolve the issue.

She then contacted the police who have since forwarded her complaint to the National Fraud and Cyber Crime Reporting Centre.

The woman added: “The fact someone has been watching me and my son is horrific.

“I still feel sick thinking about it now.

“Watching me walking round the house playing with my son, its sick and twisted.

“But what bothers me the most is the fact they could have been paedophiles taking pictures or screenshots of my child.

“No one has even come back to me with an update, I even received an email saying there wasn’t enough evidence to investigate even though they never called me or even took the IP addresses. When I raised this, they then claimed the e-mail was a mistake and say they are looking into it. I just want to warn others who may be thinking of getting home cameras, to go to a specialist and realise how easily these things can be hacked into.”

A spokesman for City of London Police, said: “Action Fraud received this report on October 15 2018 and it is currently being assessed by our National Fraud Intelligence Bureau (NFIB).

“The person who reported this to Action Fraud will be updated on its progress either via post or e-mail.” The Echo agreed not to name the family.