Dozens Sue Amazon’s Ring After Camera Hack Leads To Threats and Racial Slurs

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    Dozens of people who say they were subjected to death threats, racial slurs, and blackmail after their in-home Ring smart cameras were hacked are suing the company over “horrific” invasions of privacy. From a report: A new class action lawsuit, which combines a number of cases filed in recent years, alleges that lax security measures at Ring, which is owned by Amazon, allowed hackers to take over their devices. Ring provides home security in the form of smart cameras that are often installed on doorbells or inside people’s homes. The suit against Ring builds on previous cases, joining together complaints filed by more than 30 people in 15 families who say their devices were hacked and used to harass them. In response to these attacks, Ring “blamed the victims, and offered inadequate responses and spurious explanations,” the suit alleges. The plaintiffs also claim the company has also failed to adequately update its security measures in the aftermath of such hacks. Read more of this story at Slashdot.

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