Once again, a Ring camera is in the news for doing just the opposite of its original purpose: undermining a family's sense of security. On this occasion, the incident was recorded in Calabasas, California, when a woman heard a mysterious voice that came from the security camera installed in her bedroom.
The woman, who identified herself as Tammy, commented to the Los Angeles CBSN news that heard the voice of a man who greeted her: Hey, what's up? How is your day ?, Then proceed to intimidate it with vulgar language.
Hey, eat me some (censored), it was heard. It was then that Tammy decided to act casually, approach the camera and turn it towards the wall. Then, the hacker activated all the alarms in the house. Tammy immediately contacted Ring and received an email message in response informing him that this is due to a weak password and recommended changing it.
This is just one of several reports of Ring users harassed by hackers. Just a week before, an individual got to manipulate the Ring of an eight-year-old girl in the state of Mississippi, to tell him that it was Santa Claus and give him permission to destroy his room.
IM your best friend. You can do what you want right now. You can mess up your room. You can break your TV. You can do what you want, the girl listened on that occasion before running to look for her mother.
They may have been taking pictures of me, they may have been sending them to the internet, lamented Tammy, who had acquired the camera four weeks ago to watch her dog.
Meanwhile, Ring issued a statement to CBSN, stressing that our security team has investigated this incident and we have no evidence of an unauthorized intrusion or that Ring's systems or network have been at any risk. ”
Finally, the Amazon subsidiary company reiterated the suggestion to its users to change their passwords and activate the authentication in two steps.