Dozens sue Amazon's Ring after camera hack leads to threats and racial slurs

Class action claims weak security allowed hackers to take over the smart cameras used on doorbells and in homes

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.

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.

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January 2, 2021