WHAT’S BEING CLAIMED:
- A father in Alabama has sued security camera company Ring after claiming a stranger hacked his device and taunted his children, according to a report.
- John Baker Orange filed a lawsuit Thursday against Amazon and Ring after a stranger breached the security system when his three children were playing basketball on the driveway and allegedly spoke to the kids over the speaker system.
- Earlier this month, a Mississippi family claimed that someone hacked their Ring security camera in their 8-year-old daughter’s bedroom.
An Alabama man has filed a class-action lawsuit against security camera company Ring after claiming a creep hacked his device and taunted his kids, according to CTV News.
On Thursday, John Baker Orange took a legal action against Amazon and the security product, alleging the camera system is “fatally flawed.”
Orange said he installed the camera over his garage to “provide additional security” for his home but someone breached the Ring’s security system when his three children were playing basketball on the driveway.
Orange claimed the hacker spoke to his kids over the speaker system and urged them to move closer to the camera.
“Ring does not fulfill its core promise of providing privacy and security for its customers,” the lawsuit said. “Ring failed to meet this most basic obligation by not ensuring its Wi-Fi enabled cameras were protected against cyberattack.”
Earlier this month, a Mississippi family claimed that a stranger hacked their Ring security camera in their 8-year-old daughter’s bedroom. Footage on the device showed that a hacker had been talking to the girl while she was in the room by herself, according to news station WMC-TV.
“I’m Santa Claus,” the person can be heard saying. “Don’t you want to be my best friend?”
At the time, a Ring spokesperson said the app’s own security system was not compromised and advised users to use a two-factor identification system.
“While we are still investigating this issue and are taking appropriate steps to protect our devices based on our investigation, we are able to confirm this incident is in no way related to a breach or compromise of Ring’s security,” the statement said.
“Due to the fact that customers often use the same username and password for their various accounts and subscriptions, bad actors often re-use credentials stolen or leaked from one service on other services.”
Source: New York Post