Man whose Amazon Ring security camera got hacked sues Amazon

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In case you are in the market for a security camera and considering the Amazon Ring Video Camera then you may want to hold the thought as the Ring line has been confirmed to test weak against cyber attacks and leaves consumers vulnerable to hackers in a court filing.

A class action law suit filed last week is demanding that Amazon compensate customers who already have their products compromised (hacked) and the company should further ensure overall security is improved for the product.

A Los Angeles resident by the name John Baker Orange who filed the suit last week claims his Ring security system was hacked and used to spy on his children.

“A company that sells a device that is supposed to protect occupants of a home shouldn’t become a platform for potentially endangering those occupants,” John Yanchunis, a lawyer for Orange, said in an interview.

Ring was acquired by Amazon in 2018 in a deal reportedly worth $1 billion.

Other manufacturers will be watching the case closely in case the court rules that they have a liability or duty of care to customers when it comes to security.

In the meantime, Orange has upgraded security measures on his system, adding two-factor authentication and improving his password.

The case has been filed at the U.S. District Court, Central District of California, as Orange v Ring LLC, case no. 19-10899.

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