Her alarmed parents rewatched footage on the device, discovering the same unusual voice had been encouraging their daughter to engage in destructive behavior, the outlet reported. The hackers demanded 50 Bitcoin which is estimated to be worth $400,000.
"I watched the video and I mean, like, they could have watched them sleeping, they could have watched them changing", said Ashley LeMay, the mother of the MS who was spied on. Four days after the camera was installed in her daughters' room she says someone hacked the camera & began talking to her 8-year-old daughter.
Alyssa stood in her room confused, asking the man who he was and at one point yelling out for her "mummy".
"I'm your best friend".
The girl, now terrified, asks again: "Who is that?"
The little girl is then taunted with unusual music before the man tells her: "You can mess up your room".
She screams out for her mother.
Upon learning of the incident, we took appropriate actions to promptly block bad actors from known affected Ring accounts and affected users have been contacted.
The concerns are about the Ring, an Amazon-owned home security device which had an estimated value of between $1.2bn and $1.8bn in 2018.
The statement suggested there was at least one incident where "malicious actors" obtained "some Ring users' account credentials" from "separate, external, non-Ring service" and they say "reused them to log in to some Ring accounts". The hackers are cracking the passwords from customer's accounts from Ring.com and accessing it anonymously.
"As a precaution, we highly and openly encourage all Ring users to enable two-factor authentication on their Ring account, add Shared Users (instead of sharing login credentials), use strong passwords, and regularly change their passwords", the company said.
The company suggests that lax password measures can be easy pickings for hackers.
When a couple in Georgia installed their Ring device to keep a sentry on Beau, their puppy, they claim that a hacker's voice chimed in out of nowhere.
"I was scared. I was scared".
"Honestly, my feeling makes me feel like it is someone who knows us or someone who is very close". The script shuffles through billions of compromised email addresses and passwords to deliver entry combinations right to the hands of hackers.
"We were both downstairs working in our office here, and our daughter called out", the girl's mother, Jo, told KING-TV. Then, as he entered a different room, the hacker apparently tapped into a different camera, saying: "What's up homie, I still see you".
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