Class Action Lawsuit Filed against Amazon’s Ring

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A $5 million class action lawsuit has been filed alleging the camera system is vulnerable to cyber-attacks. This event follows after four families recently reported their systems having had unauthorized access. Vox/recode has reported that much of the lawsuit regards Amazon’s knowledge, or lack thereof, about Ring’s susceptibility and not implementing enough security measures.

Recode reported on an email sent out to users after one of the incidents instructing customers to strengthen their password security. Ring’s advice included changing passwords to activating two-factor authentication. According to ABC News the lawsuit charges that Ring’s security did not ‘compel’ users to use two-factor authentication. Additionally it has mentioned how hackers have hosted live podcasts of these activities. Ring has stated that it has not had any data breaches but they have not commented on the lawsuit.


Peter Brosdahl
As a child of the 70’s I was part of the many who became enthralled by the video arcade invasion of the 1980’s. Saving money from various odd jobs I purchased my first computer from a friend of my dad, a used Atari 400, around 1982. Eventually it would end up being a lifelong passion of upgrading and modifying equipment that, of course, led into a career in IT support.

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