Two couples allege that their Ring home security cameras have been hacked. These lawsuits accuse Amazon-owned Ring of negligence, breach of implied contract, and invasion of privacy. Ashley LeMay and Dylan Blakely are at the center of one of these cases. According to Ashley, a hacker gained access to their indoor camera, allowing him to spy on her daughter. The couple says that Ring should have implemented better security measures to protect their property.
Class action lawsuits were filed against Amazon security company for failing to implement basic security measures
Several class action lawsuits have been filed against Amazon and their security company for failing to implement basic security measures. These claims include the failure to properly implement basic security measures, which allowed hackers to access customer information. As a result, the company’s security division discovered and flagged vulnerabilities, which the company did nothing about. This breach has severely affected the company’s reputation and customer loyalty.
The security division of Amazon’s customer data has become fragmented and sprawling, leaving it open to internal threat actors. Even its security team is unable to properly map all customer data or adequately defend its borders. As a result, it’s no wonder Amazon faces class action lawsuits. This has resulted in a massive loss of customers’ personal information. The company has also been accused of letting employees access customer information without the necessary credentials.
The breach in Whole Foods came to light after an internal investigation by Amazon’s security division revealed that hackers had gained access to their network by using fake accounts. The investigation revealed that an attacker group from Ukraine was inside the Whole Foods network for months. Moreover, the attackers were able to take control of 20 accounts belonging to Whole Foods employees. The company subsequently moved the entire team working on the breach to a separate email system.
Cases of hacked Ring cameras
A lawsuit filed against Ring last month alleges that its camera-monitoring software was breached. The ring has denied this claim, but it has been under fire for its growing partnership with police forces. The company has partnered with more than 1,300 cities and police departments. Users can also disable third-party data sharing manually by logging in to their Control Center. For more information on how to block these services, see the full details of the lawsuit.
The lawsuit alleges that hackers have gained access to Ring cameras by exploiting weak password security and speaking through the devices. One NBC outlet reported that a hacker made racial comments through a Ring camera. Another NBC outlet reported that a person shouted racial slurs at a biracial family over the Ring camera. The ring has said that the system intrusions were not a result of security problems within its app, but were rather the work of a hacker who hacked into the account through a compromised password and email address.
The lawsuit states that Ring users have suffered harassment as a result of the hacking. In Tennessee, an eight-year-old girl was taunted and blackmailed by a hacker who used the device to monitor her home. She claims the hacker even watched her sister’s room. Similarly, another case from Florida claims that the hacker yelled racist words at her children. The lawsuit claims that Ring’s hacked software has made it impossible for the parents to protect their children.
Violations of user privacy
Amazon-owned Ring is currently under fire after a series of security vulnerabilities were uncovered, leading users to file lawsuits against the company. Hackers have gained access to the devices, and some have even posed as Santa Claus. Several high-profile reports have pointed to Ring’s security flaws, but the company has yet to take action against the hackers. The lawsuit, filed by a man named John Baker Orange, alleges that the security flaws made it a target for hackers.
A woman in Georgia reported that the hacker was speaking to her through a Ring camera. The hacker shouted, “Wake up!” in a video clip, and then called the couple’s puppy. She also suspected her boyfriend of using the camera after hearing her coughing and observing the blue light coming on in her bedroom. She said she will not trust her boyfriend again because of this hack.
The In Re-Ring Privacy Litigation is a putative class action and claims that Ring violated the right of users to privacy. The lawsuit claims that Ring has violated the CCPA by failing to provide consumers with a notice about the CCPA. The suit also seeks injunctive relief, and actual and punitive damages. As with the earlier lawsuits, the case aims to protect consumers.