Creepy Ring Camera Video Shows Alleged Hack That Absolutely Terrifies Toddler [Update]
Update: A PR manager from Ring reached out with additional information about the purportedly hacked Ring camera. They provided the below statement:
"We take customer privacy and security extremely seriously. We worked directly with this customer in February to investigate this matter and found no indication of unauthorized access or suspicious activity related to her Ring account or devices."
Additionally, Ring provided the following information on the scary incident:
We have not been made aware of any videos that show suspicious activity on this camera, and the customer confirmed that she had not seen or heard anything abnormal in her recorded events.
During our conversation with the customer, she confirmed that all of the live-view recordings during the time period in question were activated by her husband or her.
There were no logins to the account from devices other than the known customers’ devices, nor were there any deleted videos during the time period in question.
In addition to encrypting all videos in Ring’s cloud by default in transit and at rest, and requiring customers to have a second method of verification when logging into their accounts, Ring offers customers a wide range of privacy and security options to help them protect their personal and account information. Control Center allows users to manage important privacy and security settings including advanced encryption options, video sharing and storage, and linked accounts from one easy-to-use dashboard in the Ring app.
Original story: Ring cameras can be kind of creepy, especially when you see things on them that you don't want to see. Whether it's an intruder visiting your home or walking around your yard, it can be pretty alarming to review the footage. I get nervous just checking mine when I see an alert on my phone, but it's usually just my cats running around wreaking havoc.
But what if someone hacked your camera and was able to talk to you through it -- or even see inside of your house?
A TikToker shared a video of their child panicking after hearing a voice coming from the Ring camera and asking him for ice cream. Watch as the parents try to figure out why their child is so afraid.
If you thought baby monitors picked up some creepy noises, imagine someone actually being able to look into your child's room or communicate with them through the Ring camera system. There's no proof that this camera was actually hacked, but the parents seem to think it's strange that their child has told them a man has asked for ice cream several times over the camera's voice feature.
Maybe it was just a bad dream? Or maybe someone is actually messing with the child. Whatever the case, it gives me the shivers.
If this happened to your child, would you get rid of the camera? Unplug it? What would you do?
According to Digitaltrends.com, the best way to ensure the safety of your device is by changing your password and making sure that nobody has access to it that shouldn't. Ring has also expanded its end-to-end encryption after a class-action lawsuit was filed in 2020 in regard to the security software not being equipped to fend off hackers.
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