Ring, the manufacturer of security devices, including surveillance cameras and connected doorbells, is back in the news and this time, for being the target of a group of hackers who claim to have private data in their possession, according to different media.
Under the name of ALPHV hides a group of cybercriminals that They claim to have accessed data owned by the company, a firm that we should not forget is under the umbrella of Amazon. It has been through a ransomware attack, for which the hacker team claims to have accessed data that it threatens to publish if the company does not give in to its claims.
Data under suspicion
We have spoken about Ring in recent weeks, first of all due to a change in the policy that applies to its application and that in the United States and Canada it will now require a subscription to access certain services. In addition, the company has launched a new version of its connected doorbell globally. and these two news adds to the presumable threat to which it is now subjected.
The hackers, under the name of ALPHV, have shared a post in which text appears next to the Ring logo. The text says the following: “Ring: Security Systems”a logo and the phrase “There is always an option to allow us to filter your data.”.
For now there is no information about the data that the group of attackers has been able to access, if they only affect the company or if they also collect information about users. If true, it is not known if there will be been able to access recordings from security systemssince these have end-to-end encryption, or everything will be limited to company data.
As reported by Motherboard, Amazon has contacted employees through internal messaging, asking that they not share information related to this matter. A message like this is what they have received: “Don’t discuss anything about this. The right security teams are engaged”according to the media one of the workers.
The company already has experience in this type of situationWell, just remember how in 2019 a hacker managed to access a security camera installed in the room of an eight-year-old girl, with whom he came to contact to tell her that he was her best friend and that he was Santa Claus.
We will have to see what is true in all this, so We have asked Ring for their opinion on this and to inform us that there is truth in this possible threat.
Via | Vice