Ransomware group claims to have compromised Amazon’s Ring

ALPHV, a ransomware group, claims to have compromised Ring, an Amazon-owned company that manufactures smart doorbells with cameras. According to Vice’s Motherboard, the group has added a new entry to its leak site that features Ring’s logo.

The group hinted in a message that negotiations over the ransom demand are ongoing or may have broken down. The group’s message reads, “There’s always the option to let us leak your data.”

Amazon, on the other hand, stated that it has “no indications” that Ring was the victim of a ransomware attack, but confirmed that a third-party vendor was infected. It went on to say that Ring is currently working with it to learn more about the incident. It also stated that the vendor has no access to customer records.

There have been no reports of what kind of data ALPHV is allegedly holding and threatening to release, and Amazon has instructed its employees to remain silent about the incident. It is still unknown who the third party is, what data is being held, how the group gained access to the target network, and what the ransom demands are.

The full scope of the incident cannot be known until ALPHV leaks the data or Ring files a report with the SEC.

The sources for this piece include an article in Techradar.

IT World Canada Staff
IT World Canada Staff
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