Lawsuit accuses Ring, Amazon of ‘lax security standards’

A father of three in Alabama claims his Ring camera was hacked, allowing a stranger to talk to his children. Ring said the problem is tied to compromised passwords.
1:15 | 12/28/19

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Transcript for Lawsuit accuses Ring, Amazon of ‘lax security standards’
Here's erielle reshef. Reporter: For weeks we've seen the terrifying invasions of privacy. Who is that? I'm your best friend. I'm Santa Claus. Mommy! Reporter: Home cameras apparently hacked. A sinister voice taunting this 8-year-old in her own bedroom. I can't hear you. You're an . Go tell mommy you're an . She was terrorized by somebody through this camera and they didn't stop. Reporter: Now an Alabama father filing a lawsuit accusing ring and its owner Amazon of "Lax security standards." The father of three, claiming the ring camera above his garage was hacked, allowing a stranger to talk to his kids, encouraging them to get closer to the camera as they played basketball in the driveway. Ring has insisted the problem is with weak or compromised passwords but the lawsuit alleging, "It is ring who failed to provide sufficiently robust security measures such as two-factor authentication." Tom, that lawsuit also raising questions about hackers who stay silent and may go undetected for, month and even years. Ring tonight saying it does not comment on legal matters. Tom? Erielle, thank you.

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