Amazon-owned digital security camera system Ring is currently facing a standoff with a ransomware group called ALPHV, according to Wired. ALPHV has claimed to have breached Ring and stolen its data, threatening to release it online if the company fails to pay the ransom.
Ring has denied the breach, but has stated that one of its third-party vendors was hit with ransomware and that they are working with the vendor to obtain more information. ALPHV has previously targeted other companies such as Bandai Namco, Swissport, and hospital firm Lehigh Valley Health Network, using its BlackCat ransomware.
The group has posted recently hacked victims on a website called “Collections,” where it demands payment from victims in exchange for not releasing their data. This isn’t the first time Ring has been targeted by hackers, as in 2019, hackers accessed Ring cameras all over the country using information obtained in previous hacks, according to Entrepreneur.
Ring has been a source of controversy for Amazon, with privacy advocates raising concerns about the company’s security measures. The latest breach attempts have once again highlighted the need for companies to take robust security measures to safeguard their customers’ data.