Amazon Ring Cameras Are Having Some Hacking Difficulties
If you thought your amazon ring camera was safe from the hacking world, think again.
In recent news, Amazon ring cameras are being targeted by hackers so they can sell or trade the live stream footage through a forum called NulledCast (a real-time podcast streamed on a Discord channel).
Owners in multiple states have been targeted and it’s causing a mass hysteria for those who once purchased the ring camera.
One of these cases involves a family in Tennessee where a man hacked into their Amazon Ring security camera to talk to an 8-year-old girl in her bedroom.
There is software that is used to break into the Ring cameras which previously compromises email addresses and passwords to break into Ring cameras on a large scale.
It is always highly recommended that you use unique passwords with any device as consumers should know.
Ring posted a blog that said, “Upon learning of the incident, we took appropriate actions to promptly block bad actors from known affected Ring accounts and affected users have been contacted. Out of an abundance of caution, we encourage Ring customers to change their passwords and enable two-factor authentication.”
There’s a study that came out from Microsoft Corp that found 44 million Microsoft and Azure cloud account holders that were using passwords that were stolen in data breaches.
As more hacking cases involve previously stolen credentials, progressive action such as that taken by Microsoft is going to become more common.
Due to all the Amazon ring cameras being hacked, Amazon and Ring are currently being sued with a $5 million proposed class-action federal lawsuit due to damages from negligence, invasion of privacy, breach of the implied warranty of merchantability, breach of implied contract, unjust enrichment and violation of the unfair competition charges.
Jamie Siminoff who is the CEO and chief inventor of Ring commented back in April that their main mission was to reduce crime in neighborhoods from customers using the Amazon ring camera, yet, reports of back-to-back hacking incidents hurt their customers more than helped them. Ring responded by placing “blame squarely on its customers” for using “weak passwords that have previously been compromised.”
The outcome of this case has not been determined yet, time will tell if Amazon finds themselves in the fire.